National Affairs: Laugh, Clown, Laugh

The patron saint of U.S. Congressional buffoons is the junketeer who, on the occasion of a visit to the court of— the Hellenes, inspected Queen Frederika of Greece from stem to stern and raucously proclaimed her "the cutest little Queenie I ever saw." The Congressman and his antics came a few years too soon: today he could play his role before the whir, glare and flash of a dozen cameras. In the harlequinade tumble for television, radio and newspaper publicity, more and more Congressmen have begun to play to the microphone and the lens.

Study in Underpants. Last year Wisconsin's Republican Senator...

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