THE PRESIDENCY: Talk of Politics

On the air-conditioned, glass-enclosed porch of a farmhouse on the old battlefield's edge, a little boy spilled his toy soldiers to the floor, arranged them into armies before the rain-splattered windows. As his grandfather watched, eight-year-old David Eisenhower proceeded to wage the Battle of Gettysburg, ended 93 years before as the rain fell on the blood-drenched field and on Lee's army, in retreat toward the Potomac. Former General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower gave young David no professional advice. Cracked Press Secretary Jim Hagerty: "The President lets David fight his...

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