There was much smoke but little fire last week as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee heard testimony from all sides on the fitness of tall, smooth, red-faced Edward Joseph Flynn, ex-chairman of the Democratic National Committee, to be Minister to Australia.

Wrote New York Herald Tribune Reporter Bert Andrews: "[The hearing] would have left an uninformed Australian puzzled as to whether America was trying to export Mr. Flynn as a diplomat or deport him as an undesirable." In grey suit and dazzling Charvet tie, which looked like a Dali dream, Ed Flynn...

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