Why the Worst?

August 1979
New Republic;8/4/79-8/11/79, Vol. 181 Issue 5/6, p8
Comments on issues pertaining to politics and government in the United States. Competence of President Jimmy Carter's administration; Author's argument that government changes for the sake of loyalty are acceptable, but only if they are accompanied by changes for the sake of competence; Appointment of Hamilton Jordan as chief of staff; Criticism of Jordan's appointment of Jordan by Carter; Political and administrative skills of Jordan; Discretion of the President in installing Jordan as the chief of staff.


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