The Presidency: Above The Battle--For Now


"I want to say," said the man with the famed ski-nose and nasal voice, "that I played in the South Pacific while the President was out there. The President was a very gay and carefree young man at the time. Of course, all he had to worry about then was the enemy."

The scene was the White House flower garden, crowded with a giggle of presidential secretaries, a gaggle of Congressmen, Bob Hope as the guest of honor, and John Kennedy as his admiring straight man. What was Hope doing there? He...

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