Nation: Some Enchanted Evening!

In ones and twos they came, until the galleries were filled with the festive rustling of satin and silk. A wave of perfume penetrated to the farthest corners of the House—but with none of the advertised effects on the male of the species. For despite earlier assurances that the members would be allowed to quit in time to take their wives to Lyndon Johnson's Salute to the 89th Congress, their host had other plans for the House. From 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on the evening of the party came word that the Representatives should stay...

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