Kentucky: Sad Day for Happy

Four years ago Happy Chandler, ineligible to seek re-election as Governor of Kentucky, sadly watched a band of dissident Democrats rebel against his organization, nominate and elect Bert Combs as his successor. Vowed Happy as he saw Combs sworn in: "I will come back and clean them out again." But it did not turn out that way—and last week Happy was sadder than ever.

Chandler, 64, had ample cause to believe that he could come back to win his third term as Governor. Through three decades and 13 elections, Kentucky had only once denied him victory at the polls. That...

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