National Affairs: Strange Interlude

From the moment last month when President Roosevelt leaned back in his study chair at a Hyde Park Press conference and, with a sly squint, added Kansas to the list of States whose Governors he was inviting to confer with him on Drought in Des Moines, everyone, including Alf Landon, knew that the Republican Presidential Nominee was on a spot. First off, there was the matter of the reception which Des Moines, swollen by State Fair visitors, would give the Governor of Kansas as compared with the one they would give the President of...

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