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What Capitol Hill Sounded Like On March 1, 1975

A look at what Capitol Hill was up to this day in 1975, via The Washington Week In Review from CBS Radio on March 1, 1975 - Gerald Ford and the budget, Gerald Ford and Congress, The Congress and The energy Crisis and Nelson Rockefeller not giving a good God-Damn about 1980. Fun week.

<strong>Rockefeller and Ford - rather odd bedfellows.</strong>


This week of March 1, 1975 was an interesting one, not the least for vice-President Nelson Rockefeller's famous quote about the possibility of running in 1980:

Vice-President Rockefeller: “I don’t think anyone gives a good God-damn, if you’ll forgive me, about 1980 politics. And I think you make a tremendous mistake even thinking about it. I think it shows a loss of focus of the crisis proportion of the problems we face today, and I resent it as a politician that people think that all I’m interested in is politics when I’m trying to solve the problems, or help the President to meet the problems of today.”

Aside from Rockefeller's protests, the week was full of talk of compromise between Democrats and Republicans (naturally), the Gas Tax (naturally), The Energy Crisis (naturally) the emergency budget (that again), foreign aid to Cambodia and the prospects of Gerald Ford running for re-election in 1980 (he said yeah). All that and the month hadn't even started yet.

Here is the broadcast of Washington Week In Review with Neil Strawser and CBS News from March 1, 1975.

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