Richard Nixon has been getting a pretty good press lately, topped off by TIME'S cover story [Jan. 18]. But now that he is the Vice President, is he any less the cheap political huckster who insulted the intelligence of his countrymen a year ago last fall? Some of us are not forgetting that this is the same "Trickie Dickie" of the fighting Irish wife, the cloth coat and Checkers. Remembering that irresponsible tearjerker he gave on television, could we ever have faith in anything he tells us? Long live Ike!