Louisiana: Once More, with Moderation

Louisiana's Democratic primary for Governor was full of candidates and—for a while—of calumny.

There were ten men running, and several of them had seemed to be vying with one another over who could say the unkindest things about President Kennedy. Not so deLesseps Story ("Chep") Morrison, four-term mayor of New Orleans (1946-61), who resigned as Kennedy's Ambassador to the Organization of American States to make this year's gubernatorial race.

Said Morrison: "You can put me down as last in any hating contest." Kennedy was unpopular in Louisiana, as he was in most of the Deep South. And because Morrison, although a...

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