"You know," said Harry Truman at a dinner honoring 21 freshman Democrats in the House, "I wear a lot of hats " First, "I am the President and the Chief Executive of the greatest republic in the world, and I wish I could fill that job as it ought to be filled ... I am head of the Democratic Party as long as I am President ... I am the social chief of state . . . and I have another job, which is Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the United States."

Then, urging the young Congressmen...

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