National Affairs: A Fine Hand

After reading Nelson Rockefeller's blast at Vice President Nixon last week. President Eisenhower remarked with a trace of bitterness in his voice: "I see the fine hand of Emmet in this." By Emmet he meant Emmet John Hughes, his own speechwriter during the 1952 and 1956 campaigns.

The President's recognition of a familiar style and tone was accurate. Emmet Hughes, 39, wrote most of Governor Rock efeller's manifesto—and has written many of Rocky's other major speeches and statements since last autumn. And if it is remarkable that a man who wrote Eisenhower campaign speeches should write a Rockefeller statement sharply criticizing the...

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