FOREIGN RELATIONS: Mrs. Roosevelt, & Others

Mississippi's splenetic Senator Theodore G. ("The Man") Bilbo addressed the chair as though he had just been stabbed with a hatpin. Eleanor Roosevelt's name was up for Senate confirmation as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly. The Senator objected, guessed that 98% of his constituents would also object, and told his colleagues that he had written a book giving his reasons for objecting.* After that, North Dakota's Republican Senator William Langer reared up to announce that the whole United Nations setup was a square peg in a round hole, a phony and a lot of bunk....

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