THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Proud of Being a Politician

The Presidency

The de Havilland Sky Hawker is all fueled up. The Hasselblad camera is packed away in its tan case with the Senator's favorite 120-mm lens nestled in leather. He has a clutch of Arthur Adler's summer suits ready for rumpling. Tab, Fresca and coffee by the gallon are in the hold. The ghost of Everett McKinley Dirksen has been signed on. About this time Howard Henry Baker Jr. (5 ft. 7½ in., 160 lbs.) is ready to roll through 26 states, thumping and sweating and striving to be President of the U.S.

There is something bright and burning about this Republican...

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