NEW YORK: A Sad, Sad Story

New York City's Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia had dreamed of marching to glory as a brigadier general. Last week he discovered that he was merely an expendable. When word got around that little Butch was going to North Africa, men uprose on Capitol Hill to thunder: "Political generals!" Forthwith Fiorello was dumped overboard by the President, a casualty of Franklin Roosevelt's new policy of appeasing Congress.

The Mayor's melancholy little flirtation with glory exactly followed the pattern of other recent Presidential appointments gone wrong. First his Army job was announced, unofficially but thoroughly, by Presidential Secretary Steve Early. The protests...

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