National Affairs: Joe & the Pols

Crooned Illinois' Republican Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen, who parts his metaphors in the middle: "First we have the winter of discontent, then we hathe balmy breezes of spring, the refreshed earth. When the fishing and voting season comes, tantrums, testiness, gripes begin to fade. That's the time to get the show on the road." This was merely Dirksen's way of saying that he hopes Senator McCarthy will quit tossing tantrums at the G.O.P. Administration in time for the party to take advantage of Joe's touted vote-getting skills.

Other Republicans were also trying to chew their McCarthy and have it, too. National Chairman...

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