The firing of Henry Wallace touched a sensitive nerve in almost every American. And when that happens, an American almost always opens his mouth and says something. Some memorable quotes:
Memphis' Democratic Boss Ed Crump: "The Party is better off without those wild-eyed crackpots."
Communist Party Leader William Foster: "A surrender to imperialist-minded big business."
Mississippi's Democratic Senator Bilbo: "The next step should be to put a muffler on Claude Pepper."
Washington's left-wing Democratic Congressman de Lacy: "The last of the great Roosevelt spokesmen is gone from the Cabinet."
Minnesota's Republican Senator Ball: "I think it's about time."