POLITICAL NOTES: As I Was Saying . . .

As I was saying ...

There was no harm in talk, so almost every candidate and near-candidate was talking:

General Ike Eisenhower ducked Washington's pinpricking Gridiron Dinner, went off to Manhattan to make an innocuous speech to the Pennsylvania Society. He might as well have stayed in Washington. When he finished speaking in New York, the master of ceremonies asked: "Is it any wonder that we are proud and happy to have this man as the next president—" The audience broke into wild applause, after which the master of ceremonies finished, lamely: "—of Columbia University?"

General Omar Bradley, asked whether anybody had approached...

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