National Affairs: Benson Baiters

Of all the storms that rage about the heads of Washington officials, none matches in intensity and duration the high, fine gale that whistles about Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson. Adding to the airy velocity last week was the voice of Nebraska's Republican Congressman A. L. Miller, who called on Benson to resign from the Eisenhower Cabinet for the good of the Republican Party. The demand was not surprising, for Benson has nearly as many hostile Republican as Democratic critics.

Principal reason is that Benson has a talent for making enemies and a genius for keeping them. Even though he is...

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