POLITICAL NOTE: Edwards v. Lord

Edward I. Edwards, Senator and Democrat from New Jersey, appeared upon the floor of the Senate with a newspaper clipping. In the clipping Herbert M. Lord, Director of the Budget, was quoted as saying, "I don't care what the people think of me or the budget." In fine forensic style Senator Edwards vented his feelings:

"Who is this man Lord who has the effrontery to boldly declare his independence of the people, who has the temerity to resurrect 'a public be damned' policy which I thought a relic of the days of Mark Hanna?...

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