THE ADMINISTRATION'S PRIVATE LIFE: A Quiet Book Honks Some Political Horns


THE year was 1953, Dwight Eisenhower's first—and un-happiest—in office. At the heart of Ike's troubles were the many Republican Congressmen who, unable to accept responsibility after their long political exile, spent most of their time trying to thwart the Republican Administration. At a Cabinet meeting on May 22, Defense Secretary Charles Wilson said he wished more Republican legislators would realize that they were no longer members of the opposition. Replied the President: "Brother, I heartily agree." When Treasury Secretary George Humphrey, at that meeting, cautioned that the national debt...

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