National Affairs: Kennedy's Veeps

Barnstorming through Nevada last February, Presidential Hopeful Jack Kennedy dropped word at a press conference that it would sure be fine to have a Western Governor as a running mate. Nevada's Governor Grant Sawyer soon got the word. Sawyer's friends mentally crossed off those Westerners who plainly had no chance—California's Pat Brown (like Kennedy, a Roman Catholic), Washington's Albert Rosellini (Catholic), Oregon's Mark Hatfield (Republican)—and came to the logical conclusion that Kennedy certainly must have been talking about Grant Sawyer. As the Sawyer pride swelled, so did his admiration of and enthusiasm for Kennedy.

In Kansas last March, Kennedy told reporters that...

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