THE PRESIDENCY: Res Ipsa Loquitur

Herbert Hoover last week made public comment on the shellacking Franklin Roosevelt took from the angry 76th Congress. It reminded Mr. Hoover of his own predicament in 1930-32 when his Republicans lost control of the House. "I don't believe," said Mr. Hoover wistfully at Salt Lake City, "that Mr. Roosevelt's problem is quite as difficult as mine was."

Mr. Roosevelt took his final beatings last week without further outbursts of petulance. Apparently he found solace in the thought that Congress would suffer in the end more than he, for after the House...

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