The Press: The Romance

It was really turning into quite a romance: the U.S. press, which Democrats have long loved to label Republican, could hardly restrain itself in its fondness for President-elect John F. Kennedy, his policies, his appointments, his family and his pastimes.

As Kennedy parceled out his announcements of Cabinet appointments, he was greeted with a chorus of approbation. The New York Times, whose campaign endorsement of Kennedy had been singularly tepid, warmed to his appointees as the list lengthened: the choice of "Soapy" Williams was merely "good," but Dean Rusk's was "first-rate" and John J....

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