THE ADMINISTRATION: More Bark, Less Bite

Republican speechwriters came to a point like so many Weimaraners last November when the Eisenhower Administration announced that its new strict security program had brought 1,456 dismissals and resignations from federal service. By January the number rose to 2,200. Soon such orators as New York's Tom Dewey, Attorney General Herbert Brownell and Postmaster Arthur Summerfield were baying about these evidences of Trumanite subversion without explaining that the figures included all categories of undesirable employees—drunks, debtors, perverts and blabbermouths—as well as loyalty suspects.

Enraged Democrats seized on the figure "2,200," determined to shake...

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