National Affairs: Blooper in Michigan

"The right to surfer is one of the joys of a free economy," genially blooped White House Aide Howard Pyle, former governor of Arizona and ex-public relations man, last week during the course of a rambling press conference in his Detroit hotel room. United Auto Workers' President Walter Reuther, all ears when it comes to hearing opportunity, promptly wired the White House: "To workers who are desperately trying to find ways and means to feed and clothe their families, this kind of callous facetiousness is, to say the least, in gross poor taste." Back in Washington, insisting he was astonished...

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