White House Watch: Rosalynn At Work

Osborne, John
August 1978
New Republic;8/26/78-9/2/78, Vol. 179 Issue 9/10, p11
Focuses on U.S. First Lady Rosalynn Carter's encounter of bureaucratic resistance to something she wanted done in connection with mental health programs, federal aid for dependent old people and the like. Dependence of Carter's ability to get things done mainly upon the backing given her by the President and upon the amount and quality of assistance her staff and the President's much larger staff provide; Comments of President Carter on the influence that Rosalynn has on him; Rosalynn's trouble with her own staff, some of which Carter has been responsible for; Carter's requirement for Rosalynn to reduce her personal staff from 22 to 10 full-time employees; Emphasis of Rosalynn on volunteer effort and local endeavors in which citizens try to help themselves.


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