Letters, Feb. 7, 1949

Hot Dogs & Dust Bowls


Your excellent article on Minnesota's Senator Humphrey [TIME, Jan. 17] leaves some hard questions unanswered. Assuming that he is "too cocky, too slick, too shallow, too ambitious, a brain-picker rather than a scholar, clever without being wise," is he not just another Senator Claghorn with a "new look"? Is modern statecraft so simple an art that it can be mastered by one who learns his economics from South Dakota dust storms, and campaigns by visiting all the county fairs and eating hot dogs until they "come out of his ears"?

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