Jeanne Kirkpatrick is confirmed for the post of Ambassador to the
United Nations. Soon after her swearing in on the 21st, Alexander
Haig recalls, "Mrs. Kirkpatrick called on me to complain about the
inadequacy of her office, her limousine, her personal staff, and her
security detail.... I gave orders that she was to go first class at
the State Department, and she received quarters and a car that were
better suited to her needs."
An anonymous White House source says, "The President has absolutely
convinced himself that what happened has absolutely nothing to do with
hostages.... No one is going to talk him out of it, and it's not clear
that anyone is even going to try." Also anonymous: "The President has
crawled into his shell."
George Bush complains that "voodoo economics" was "the only memorable
thing I ever said." In '82 he had claimed never to have said it at
all, challenging people to prove it with tape, which NBC promptly did.