National Affairs: Perissology

More than one opposition Senator suspected that President Roosevelt had tossed the St. Lawrence Waterway Treaty into the Senate at this time to give that august debating society something innocuous to quarrel over and thus keep itself out of serious mischief while waiting for the House to whip through the President's domestic program. Most of last week, therefore, the Senate was kept busy talking about this pact with Canada. The substance of the debate was inferior to its manner. Most politely vociferous opponent of the treaty was Illinois' aging, asthmatic Senator James Hamilton...

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