POLITICAL NOTES: Diplomacy vs. Politics

POLITICAL NOTES

Diplomacy vs. Politics

An embassy, $17,500 a year, the honor and titles of Ambassador do not tempt a man well placed in politics any more than they seduce the average successful man from business. R. B. Creager of Brownsville, Texas, a friend of President Harding and friendly with his successor, refused a nomination as Ambassador to Mexico. A White House announcement emblazoned his refusal in these words: "Hon. R. B. Creager of Brownsville, Texas, has been tendered the post of Ambassador to Mexico by President Coolidge, as had also been done...

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