Dwight Eisenhower was the first President to allow verbatim quotation of his press conferences, and got an eight-year kidding for his sprawling syntax. Now it turns out that John Kennedy can also forget just where and how a sentence got started. In fact, it is a little hard to guess which President said what:*

1) "In answer to your first question, the reason I am answering it with some question is the 'ties' at the present time, as you know, that East Germans and West Germans negotiate with regard to trade. So we have to decide—and those negotiations may continue and we...

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