"As head of the Democratic Party, how do you like the Indiana situation?"
To the newshawk who popped that indelicate question three weeks ago, Franklin Roosevelt replied: Better consult an astrologer.
Last week "the Indiana situation" was resolved most remarkably, and whether he liked it or not, Franklin Roosevelt had little to do with it. The resolvers were Indiana's dumpy little senior Senator, Frederick Van Nuys (rhymes with geese), and an alarmingly handsome gentleman on the other side of the Earth, Philippine High Commissioner Paul Vories McNutt.
After Senator Van Nuys opposed President...