THE PRESIDENCY: Tar-Baby

"How duz yo' sym'tums seem ter segashuate?" sez Brer Rabbit, sezee . . . en de

Tar-Baby, she ain't sayin' nothin'. "How you come on, den? Is you deaf?"

Brer Rabbit, sezee. "Kaze if you is, I kin holler louder," sezee. Tar-Baby stay still, en Brer Fox, he lay low.

President Harry Truman just sat there, like the Tar-Baby. The most untroubled man in the U.S. last week seemed to be its President.

At his press conference the President still had nothing to say, no announcements to make. Questions poured in from newsmen. The skidding stockmarket? The President was interested, of...

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