National Affairs: Ain't Saying

The subject of Harry Truman's 1952 intentions came up again at his weekly press conference. The President wasn't saying, just acting deliberately mysterious. It has become an unprofitable line of inquiry and a stale joke, but both sides went through with it.

What about General Eisenhower's plans, then? the President was asked. When Ike was appointed to SHAPE, was there any understanding as to how long the job would last? The President flushed slightly and said there was not. Is the general a Democrat or Republican? 'Grinning archly, the President suggested that the best way to find out would be to ask...

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