National Affairs: Wanted: A Voice

What does Dwight Eisenhower think of the Kennedy Administration? After an hour-long chat with the ex-President at his Palm Springs retreat, South Dakota's Senator Karl Mundt thought he had the answer. Ike had criticized the new Administration, Mundt reported in his weekly newsletter to constituents, as "too much left of center; too partisan; too slanted toward programs supported by union bossism." The Mundt report produced a thunderclap from Palm Springs. Said Eisenhower: "Senator Mundt's statement . . . does not accurately describe my views on public affairs . . . and I very much regret its issuance. The Senator evidently intended...

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