U.S. At War: Back Home

Tongue in cheek, the President asked his press conference: Had anything happened at home while he was away? The answer was a roar of laughter.

The Homecoming. That morning the President had returned to Washington from Cairo and Teheran. Tanned and refreshed, he came back dressed in the most informal attire he has yet worn in the White House—a loud blue plaid shirt, loud blue-striped necktie, tan pullover sweater, and grey sharkskin suit.

One & all, Democrats & Republicans, had been glad to see him. In effect, Washington had been without a leader for 36 days—and the Government bigwigs were like old harness...

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