THE PRESIDENCY: The Hagerty Snag

A fishing lure held up a Cabinet meeting in the White House last week. Just after the pre-meeting prayer, Vice President Nixon broke in to say that the day was an important anniversary: one year before, the Republican National Convention in Chicago had nominated for President "the best fisherman for votes the country has ever had." As Nixon finished his brief speech. Press Secretary James C. Hagerty and Presidential Assistant C. D. Jackson set before the President an anniversary gift from the Cabinet and the White House staff: two dozen assorted fishing...

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