National Affairs: Back in the Gutter

After treatment for his ailing sinuses, Joe McCarthy strode out of Bethesda Naval Medical Center one day last week and immediately began splashing around in the political gutter. Summoning the press, the Wisconsin Senator announced that he is "supporting all of the Republican candidates" this year except one. The exception: New Jersey Senatorial Candidate Clifford Case, who early in the campaign denounced McCarthy as a "distracting and divisive" force in the Republican Party and in the nation. McCarthy was opposed to Case for "reasons I think will be made public before election." With...

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