THE PRESIDENCY: Prayer for Fog

The late great Guy de Maupassant boasted that he could weave a short story around any subject, proved it when he was challenged to write one on a piece of string. Franklin Roosevelt could boast with equal assurance of his ability to turn any thing, event, theme or person to his own polemical uses, whether it be a national park, Thomas Jefferson, a dam, Andrew Jackson, the Louisiana Purchase or the taking of Fort Vincennes. Last week it was a bridge. Up to New York City went the President to help dedicate the...

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