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For a lengthy article chronicling the particulars of a week in Gerald R. Ford’s presidency, John Hersey went on “a kind of voyage with him.” Priding himself on having “access to a president of the United States of a sort no journalist has ever had,” Mr. Hersey began his story with a quote, surely to emphasize what a departure this administration was from its predecessor: “I get a lift from his awkwardness. I am glad that he is a hard case for the hired image-makers. … The real Gerald Ford, for better or worse, will always be visible.” Photo: George Tames/The New York Times
For a lengthy article chronicling the particulars of a week in Gerald R. Ford’s presidency, John Hersey went on “a kind of voyage with him.” Priding himself on having “access to a president of the United States of a sort no journalist has ever had,” Mr. Hersey began his story with a quote, surely to emphasize what a departure this administration was from its predecessor: “I get a lift from his awkwardness. I am glad that he is a hard case for the hired image-makers. … The real Gerald Ford, for better or worse, will always be visible.” Photo: George Tames/The New York Times

For a lengthy article chronicling the particulars of a week in Gerald R. Ford’s presidency, John Hersey went on “a kind of voyage with him.” Priding himself on having “access to a president of the United States of a sort no journalist has ever had,” Mr. Hersey began his story with a quote, surely to emphasize what a departure this administration was from its predecessor: “I get a lift from his awkwardness. I am glad that he is a hard case for the hired image-makers. … The real Gerald Ford, for better or worse, will always be visible.” Photo: George Tames/The New York Times

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