What They Deserve

Illinois Republicans went to the polls this week. On primary eve, it seemed certain they would get the just deserts of people who do not interest themselves in politics before party bosses pick the candidates: having no other choice, they renominated their incumbent Senator, C. Wayland ("Curly") Brooks. As good U.S. citizens, tired of Congress' old mistakes and eager to get on with the war, they had spent a futile day. They had exercised their vote, but not their right to choose their own candidate.

The voters knew they were getting no statesman....

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