THE WHITE HOUSE: America Gets On the Party Line

The questions kept coming through the long Saturday afternoon, cogent and corny, pungent and piquant. Some dealt with matters as personal as the cost of spectacles, a burial site, a veteran's benefits denied; others with issues of national debate and world policy.

Joseph Willman of Sterling Heights, Mich., wanted to know what the President would do if Uganda's Idi Amin detained Americans. (Answer: Keep cool.) Pete Belloni of Denver asked if there would soon be a 25ยข-a-gal. tax on gasoline. (No.) Mark Fendrick of Brooklyn wondered if his baseball team, the Yankees,...

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