National Affairs: A Bunt for Salty

Around the White House. Massachusetts' sad-faced Republican Senator Leverett Saltonstall is held in high regard. Said one presidential aide recently: "No one wants to see Salty get into any trouble. He's too valuable." But Saltonstall is in real trouble in his bid for re-election this year. He is opposed by Democratic State Treasurer Foster Furcolo, an aggressive, proven vote-getter. Clearly, Salty needs help. One day last week the White House did its bit.

At Press Secretary James Hagerty's news conference, reporters found a complete stranger sitting front and center. With a Little Jack Horner...

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