National Affairs: The Earls of California

Ever since California's big, blond Governor Earl Warren refused the Republican vice presidential nomination at Chicago last year, he has been suspect to many members of his own party. When he made only three speeches (one of them canned) for Tom Dewey in the campaign, suspicions deepened. And when he supported a compulsory health-insurance bill at the last session of the legislature, red-blooded GOPsters practically accused him of felonious conduct.

The mutterings fazed Earl Warren not a bit. He had campaigned and been elected as a "nonpartisan" in 1942 and he seemed determined to go merrily along his non-partisan way. To some...

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