The Press: Secret Shake-Up

Jack Kennedy's first major reshuffling of his Administration (see THE NATION) caught the U.S. press by surprise, but the press soon found its tongue.

Memos & Mice. As might be expected, hardly anyone agreed with anyone else. Columnist Walter Lippmann found the 'shakeup "heartening evidence of the President's uncommon ability to learn from experience." But to David Lawrence it was "a tragic example of experimentation, lack of system, and the evil effect of partisan politics on the efficient conduct of government." Positioning himself in the cautious middle, Columnist Marquis Childs wrote that the...

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