DEMOCRATS: Another Farley?

The similarities between Jim Farley and Bob Hannegan are marked. Both are Irish Catholics, both started in politics as striplings, both have a great love of sports. They think that politicking is the greatest fun on earth, and that anyone who isn't a Democrat is incurably benighted. Last week Democrats, casting about for a new national chairman to replace Postmaster General Frank Walker, thought that in Bob Hannegan they had found a second Farley. This week Bob Hannegan will resign as U.S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (a job he has...

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