REPUBLICANS: High Roads & Dead Pigeons

Tom Dewey, highball in hand, was all smiles as he circulated among the distinguished Republicans gathered at. Washington's Mayflower Hotel for the annual Lincoln Day dinner. The rumored boycott of his speech had failed to materialize, and there were no outward signs of the resentment some Republicans feel toward their losing candidate.

Tom Dewey was at pains to disarm any suspicion that he still had ambitions for the presidency. He was glad to be in Washington for a visit, he declared. "At one time last year, I expected to come for a longer stay. I was under the impression, which...

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