The Congress: Innermost Member

Once, when Texas' Senator Lyndon Johnson came to call upon him at the White House, President Harry Truman offered him some advice: "I see that Styles Bridges is senior Republican on your committee. That's good. Bridges is a smart man, the smartest in the Senate. He'll let you call the game. He'll let you deal the cards on the table or under the table, and either way he'll probably beat you. But you let him know what you're doing, how you're dealing the cards, and he'll work with you."

Ex-Senator Truman knew what he was talking about. In the inner...

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