THE PRESIDENCY: Breaking a Colt

Different horse trainers have different methods of breaking a colt. A good way, if the animal seems tractable, is to gentle it with words, feed it sugar to gain its confidence, saddle it deftly before it grows excited, then mount and show it who is master. Last week Franklin Roosevelt, who is the U. S.'s most expert political horseman, set out to break a new Congress.

His first step was to gentle it with the moderate words of his Congressional message (see p. 12). He also let it have a little sugar when his Congressional leaders...

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