National Affairs: Impious Tales

Humor's the true Democracy.

—R. U. Johnson, Divided Honors

From solons to saloonkeepers, every wag had his political gag as the election moon waxed bright. The word around the Pentagon last week was that if Nelson Rockefeller believes the nation needs $3 billion more for defense, "why doesn't he write a check?" New York Times Pundit Arthur Krock figured that "the inter partisan confusion could now be resolved if the Democrats would nominate their favorite Republican, Rockefeller, and the Republicans their favorite Democrat, Lyndon Johnson." In the Senate, Minnesota's Eugene McCarthy spotted the reason his favorite candidate, Hubert Humphrey, lost the West Virginia...

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