POLITICAL NOTES: Battle of Hastings

Battle of Hastings

When the Republican National Committee met in Washington last week, it was like a family gathering which has just heard that old Uncle Bim didn't die broke after all. The election, the new seats in Congress, the squad of new Republican Governors, the startling proof that the New Deal is not immortal, made all the ladies & gentlemen feel downright festive. And then into their midst rushed a chunky, rufous young man from New York and almost spoiled it all.

He was Kenneth Simpson, the one Republican leader who, all...

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