National Affairs: The Governor & the Sergeant

When New York's Governor Dewey went to Seattle's waterfront last week with all his colleagues to greet returning Korea veterans, Sergeant John Scotti of Brooklyn spotted Dewey's convertible, leaned over the door and began to chat:

Dewey: How long have you been in the Army, sergeant?

Scotti: Twelve long years and I'm getting out. Man, governor, I'm leaving this Army. I'm tired of it.

Dewey: What are you going to do?

Scotti: Going to be a civilian.

Dewey: I mean what kind of work?

Scotti: Governor, I'm going to be a civil-service man. You know, feet on the desk, big cigar, big pay.

Dewey: Well, the rest of...

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