THE PRESIDENCY: The Politics of Meat

Boston traditionally lives on beans and codfish. But the wails that Massachusetts Congressman John McCormack heard were not for the bean and the cod. Boston voters wanted red meat.

Majority Leader McCormack had loyally led the Administration's fights for price control, but these pitiful cries were too much for him. Last week he demanded a 60-day suspension of meat price ceilings in order to get his people meat. Sixty days would give the Price Decontrol Board time to study the situation, he said. It would also carry the Democrats comfortably past the election on Nov. 5.

Other Democratic bosses also heard the...

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