To Washington last week went the chief executives of 45 states,* for Eisenhower Administration briefings on domestic and foreign affairs. Invited to the conference by the President, the governors—25 Democrats, 20 Republicans—studiously considered state, national and international problems. But their attention kept wandering to a subject that weighs heavily upon governors of both parties visiting Washington: politics. As a result, the conference became a two-ring political circus featuring a two-headed Democratic donkey and a similarly afflicted Republican elephant.

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