National Affairs: in Defense of Dulles

Dropping by the White House one morning last week in his official role of chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, New Hampshire's Styles Bridges casually asked President Eisenhower if he would like to lunch with the committee some day on Capitol Hill. "Sure—today," said Ike briskly, leaving Styles Bridges to rummage up sirloin steaks, peach-and-cottage-cheese salad, chocolate and vanilla ice cream, Jell-O and coffee for 40 guests, purring that a Republican President had not lunched informally with Republican Senators on the Hill like this for more than 25 years. Obviously the President had...

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