New Administration: All He Asked . . .

The loftiness of his new post is not inhibiting John Kennedy from tossing off wisecracks. At a dinner party in the capital, he paid a mock-serious tribute to Washington Lawyer Clark Clifford, who served as his ambassador to the Eisenhower Administration during the period of transition after the election: "Clark is a wonderful fellow. In a day when so many are seeking a reward for what they contributed to the return of the Democrats to the White House, you don't hear Clark clamoring. He was invaluable to us, and all he asked...

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