National Affairs: Vice Presidency

The morning after the night before (according to one story), Senator Borah was taking his ursine way through the Hotel Muehlebach lobby when he encountered tall Senator Smoot, who had sat up late discussing the vice presidency with other party wise men.

Senator Borah smiled his crinkly smile and asked: "Who's going to be nominated for Vice President?"

Senator Smoot wearily replied: "Cox of Massachusetts."-*

Then (so the story goes), Senator Borah's smile vanished. "What the hell is the matter with you?" he cried. "Have you all gone crazy? I don't know much about politics,...

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