National Affairs: Counting Day

Connecticut's Congressman Richard Patrick Freeman got up from a sick bed to hobble down the aisle of the House last week and sign a petition to bring from the Judiciary Committee to the House floor a Wet proposal to modify the 18th Amendment. But the 145 signatures necessary to put the petition into parliamentary action were still incomplete as the document lay for the fifth day on the Speaker's desk.

It seemed a good time for blatantly Dry Congressman Thomas Lindsay Blanton of Texas to get up and twit the Wets on their poor showing....

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