First Shoots

With the first spring breezes came politics. The hardy old perennial stuck a few tentative shoots above ground, some day to bear laurel or nettle, plums or raspberries. In peacetime or war, fair weather or foul, politics would still grow lushly over the U.S. countryside.

Pennsylvania. Big unanswered question about the race for Governor was: Would bald, suave, ex-Ambassador William C. Bullitt be a Democratic candidate? Bullitt said neither yes nor no. Democratic Senator Joseph F. Guffey, whose machine is hard-boiled, was saying plenty: he wants no silk stockings in the race.

Alabama....

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