Harold Stassen, the G.O.P.'s own Peter Piper, has picked himself a peck of pickled political peppers while serving as a presidential assistant on disarmament. First, he plucked himself a hot one when he led the drive to dump Dick Nixon from the 1956 presidential ticket. And then, five weeks ago, he served up his opinion that Nixon was indeed a 1956 liability, and that the Republicans could have won control of Congress if Massachusetts' Christian Herter rather than Nixon had been the vice-presidential nominee. Fellow Republicans glowered, wondered how long, O Ike, before Harold is sent packing. Last week...

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