National Affairs: Balloon up the Cuff

Ike Eisenhower's decision to speak off the cuff as much as possible has helped to get him across to his audiences. Ike, however, sometimes seems to have a balloon up that cuff. A sentence will start simply, belly out and break loose from its grammatical moorings. Sometimes it lands safely, sometimes it floats on & on. Sample free balloons from last week:

¶ "In our efforts throughout the world, on outpost positions, I mean positions that are exposed to immediate Communist threat, physical threat, if we will help those people hold out and get ourselves back where we belong as reserves...

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