National Affairs: Stinged Words

Senator George Wharton Pepper of Pennsylvania, staunch member of the school of regular Republicanism, unleashed stinged words of irony. He referred to the way in which Mr. LaFollette wrote his own platform and handed it to the Progressive Convention in Cleveland, ordering: "Nominate me on these terms." Said Mr. Pepper:

"Certainly Mr. LaFollette has gone far afield in describing himself and his movement as 'progressive.' Mr. LaFollette prates about boss-ridden machine politics within the Republican Party, about the control of the 'predatory interests,' and yet who since the days when Lenin and Trotzky...

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