POLITICS: America Is Winning

Up rose John J. ("Silent John") Bennett Jr., Attorney General of New York State, to make his first majrar political speech in the dingdong struggle over the Democratic nomination for the Governorship of New York. James Aloysius Farley had kept his man Bennett quiet and withdrawn from the battlefield. This stratagem had two advantages: 1) it kept Silent John from making any mistakes; 2) it left Big Jim free to smite hip & thigh the candidacy of Senator James M. Mead, the man of Franklin Roosevelt.

Last week Big Jim carefully unveiled Silent John as the set piece of the opening...

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