THE PRESIDENCY: Who Shall Be Saved?

In the ruddy glow of November's victory, Democratic Chairman J. Howard McGrath waxed canonical over the worldly issue of spoils. The President, said he, would forgive "venial sins," e.g., little political lapses, and he would be hell on mortal sinners, e.g., Dixiecrats. The McGrath tract seemed quite clear: jobs for the faithful, the outer darkness for backsliders.

But since then the outlines of party purity have been blurred; in the matter of political spoils there are two schools of thought. One, led by bulky Bill Boyle, the Democrats' executive vice chairman, wants the...

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