NEW YORK: Postscript

When the sensational "Hanley Letter" burst in the midst of New York's gubernatorial campaign last fall (TIME, Oct. 23), Republicans immediately offered the public a soothing interpretation. It was true that ailing, 74-year-old Lieut. Governor Joe Hanley had been promised the G.O.P. nomination for governor, and that he had been asked to step aside at the last minute to let Tom Dewey have it again. But the fact that old Joe had simultaneously been guaranteed a well-paying state job only proved how honest he was.

Old Joe, cried the Republicans—including Tom Dewey—was so...

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