National Affairs: Five Points, 47 Words

"I am not familiar with the political situation in California in so far as the election of a United States Senator is concerned, but personally I know enough about California as a state to know that of course its voters will return Hiram Johnson to the Senate."

With those 47 words emitted last week by Postmaster General Farley, his politi cal mouthpiece, President Roosevelt, master politician, achieved no less than five major political points:

1) He rewarded 67-year-old insurgent Republican Johnson for his assistance in the 1932 presidential campaign by offering him Democratic endorsement and strength in the November elections.

2) He delivered a...

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