REPUBLICANS: Homing Hoover

Snip-snip-snip-snip. Herbert Hoover was cutting up into paragraphs a rough draft of a campaign speech. His scissors made the only sound in the quiet of the Lincoln Study. Over a large table he spread out his cuttings. He picked up a paragraph on balancing the Budget and a paragraph on Democratic extravagance, pinned them together. Likewise joined were paragraphs on New Zealand butter and tariff protection, on Democratic campaign tactics and a newspaper clipping of 50 years ago. Thus the separate paragraphs were being woven together into an oratorical tapestry when an...

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