National Affairs: Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em

From the protected podium of their Chicago convention hall, a platoon of Democratic orators laid about them right and left. Samples:

The Administration: "This bunch of racketeers" (Harry Truman); "twiddling thumbs while vast natural resources of America [are] being tinkled away like Christmas bells" (Tennessee's Governor Frank Clement); "a vast intellectual desert" (Truman); a "billion-dollar circus" with "the most bizarre political sideshows ever staged" (Oklahoma's Senator Robert Kerr); they have "forsaken the best interests of the people . . . sacrificed the natural-resource heritage of the public" (Oregon's Senator Wayne Morse).*

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