After fried chicken and apple pie at a Democratic unity dinner in Jackson, Miss. last week, Senate Minority Leader Lyndon Johnson rolled out a surprising new party line. Its essence: Dwight Eisenhower is a great & good man, and it is up to the Democratic Party to save him from the Republicans.

Old Guard Republicans, said Texas' Johnson, are frustrating and obstructing the President: "The President asked Congress for a one-year extension of the reciprocal trade agreements . . . The Republicans looked at each other in embarrassed silence . . . Maybe we can find a few Republicans willing to...

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