THE PRESIDENT-ELECT: The Great Man Hunt

Soon after the election. Jack Kennedy called his closest advisers together in Palm Beach for a session on Cabinetmaking. His instructions were succinct: "I want to get the best men I can for these Cabinet jobs, and I don't care if they are Democrats, Republicans or Igorots." Kennedy's lieutenants thereupon set forth on the great man hunt. It was a long, laborious and tedious process, checking out the past performances and future potentialities of dozens of men. There were grumblings that Kennedy was vacillating and taking a long time with the job.*...

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