National Affairs: How to be President

Getting elected President, after receiving the nomination, is a five-month job. Learning to be President—to do the right things at the right times, and not to do the wrong things—is a much longer job.

Luckily for him, President Hoover will have at his elbows two oldtime White House technicians, one for social, one for executive, routine.

The social assistant is another man named Hoover. In Harrison's time, this man, Irwin Hood Hoover, came to the White House as plain "Ike" Hoover, a tall, long-nosed electrician to superintend a wiring...

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