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Secret Service gaffes may stem from fatigue [Letter]
Secret Service gaffes may stem from fatigue [Letter]

The recent problems of the Secret Service and the questions raised do indeed underscore the importance of choosing qualified vice presidential candidates, and Jules Witcover is correct that the choice has often been made to "balance the ticket." His examples of some of the miscalculations in vice-presidential choices leave out a few real bloopers as they must, merely for lack of space ("A timely history lesson for the Secret Service," Oct. 10). While there was reportedly no love lost between President John F. Kennedy and his vice president Lyndon Baines Johnson, this was a fortunate case in that while Mr. Johnson was certainly chosen to balance the ticket, as...

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