POLITICAL NOTES: Cannibalism in California

"We Democrats in California are much worse than Democrats in the rest of the country," said amiable ex-Secretary of the Navy Dan Kimball last week, in the presence of visiting Democratic National Chairman Paul Butler. During his California tour, Butler got the point—right between his ribs. Seldom has a top party official been so publicly impaled before such a delighted audience as Butler before his fellow Democrats in California.

As usual, the California Democrats are engaged in a bitter family squabble.

Chairman Butler flew into the fight like a bird into a badminton game. At the Fresno convention of the California...

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