National Affairs: Fallout

Among the millions of pear-shaped words that poured forth from Los Angeles last week, a few said a lot. Among the few:

Adlai Stevenson wrote off his abortive try for the nomination with a one-sentence example of his good humor: "A funny thing happened to us on the way to the nomination tonight . . ." Harry Truman, who had lambasted Stevenson over the years as chronically unable to make up his mind, got it back when Stevenson was asked about Truman's on-again, off-again attitude toward attending the convention: "The trouble with Harry is that he's indecisive." Added Actor-Director Jim Backus:...

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