National Affairs: Eye of Gawd

Hate is a blinding thing and fear renders some men speechless. Yet James Thomas ("Tom Tom") Heflin, Senate "fat boy" senior statesman from Alabama, who mortally hates and fears the Roman Pope, can still see out of his pale-blue eyes; can still talk and talk and talk.

Last week, during one of his chronic outpourings in the Senate about Candidate Smith, Roman Catholicism, fiendish plots and murderous conspiracies, he said:

"The Roman hierarchy has ordained it that he [Candidate Smith] must be President ; and let me remind you of what they have done already....

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