National Affairs: Brand's Alibi

In 1925, Charles Brand, a recent addition to the House from Ohio, wrote to Secretary of Commerce Hoover and said that, although he thought his own name was being considered, he felt like asking President Coolidge to appoint Mr. Hoover as Secretary of Agriculture. "I don't know any one who fits the place so well as you," wrote Mr. Brand.

In 1928, Mr. Brand attacked Secretary Hoover as "the supreme opponent of agricultural prosperity for the last ten years."

Sere, august Representative Burton of Mr. Brand's home State promptly called attention to Mr. Brand's inconsistency...

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