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Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: John F. Kennedy responded, as he often did when at his best, skillfully mixing dollops John F. Kennedy responded, as he often did when at his best, skillfully mixing dollops of wit with, self-deprecation, and the principle of not-really-going-near-the-question. — David Pietrusza
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Pietrusza Sayings By Richard Norton Smith: David Pietrusza has a gift for making the past both real and dramatically gripping. David Pietrusza has a gift for making the past both real and
dramatically gripping. — Richard Norton Smith
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Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: It involves no disrespect for Mrs. Truman to say that her daughter gets a bigger It involves no disrespect for Mrs. Truman to say that her daughter gets a bigger hand than she does,' observed Richard Rovere. 'This country may be run by and for mothers, but its goddesses are daughters. Margaret's entrance comes closer than anything else to bringing down the house. — David Pietrusza
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Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: Wednesday's glory had become Thursday's ashes. Wednesday's glory had become Thursday's ashes. — David Pietrusza
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Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: In front of an audience of Protestant clergy, the Catholic JFK was drawing strength from In front of an audience of Protestant clergy, the Catholic JFK was drawing strength from his vulnerability. — David Pietrusza
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Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: At Oklahoma City, the Hardings visited with oilman Jake Hamon, now in line for Secretary At Oklahoma City, the Hardings visited with oilman Jake Hamon, now in line for Secretary of the Interior. Hamon's private life, as lively as Harding's, was far less private. Jake had taken up with redheaded Clara Barton Smith. He appointed Clara his secretary, married her off to his nephew, Frank Hamon, and then dispatched Frank to the West Coast, leaving Jake and Clara to live blissfully as man and niece. Harding ordered Hamon to dump Clara if he wanted a role in Washington. The Hardings departed; a Harding transition official arrived. Hamon hosted a dinner for him, and Clara - angry at the thought of being jettisoned - threw a duck in Hamon's face. They argued in their rooms. If Hamon abandoned her, Clara wanted cash. Hamon struck her with a chair. Clara shot him, and four days later he died. The news reached the Hardings at Balboa, Panama. "Too bad he had that one fault," Warren mused, "that admiration for women. — David Pietrusza
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Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: Every presidential nominee says his vice president will be given a serious, important role in Every presidential nominee says his vice president will be given a serious, important role in his new administration. But it almost never materializes. A strong, totally self-centered politician like Tom Dewey sharing his hard-won power with a vice president? Don't count on it.' - David Brinkley — David Pietrusza
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Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: No matter what office LBJ assumed he lifted greater than when he found it. No matter what office LBJ assumed he lifted greater than when he found it. — David Pietrusza
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Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: Though there is no evil in righteousness, there is in self-righteousness, Though there is no evil in righteousness, there is in self-righteousness, — David Pietrusza
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Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: Manners matter as this author memorably illustrates. Eleanor Roosevelt stubbornly kept her clout behind Adlai Manners matter as this author memorably illustrates. Eleanor Roosevelt stubbornly kept her clout behind Adlai Stevenson was an almost visceral resistance to John F. Kennedy's charms as a newcomer to power. The sudden death of Eleanor's granddaughter shortly before JFK was to meet with her suggested that rapprochement was impossible. Kennedy's genuine gentle manners toward the grieving former first lady won her over and may have shifted the balance in an extremely close election. — David Pietrusza
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Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: To Dewey, if brevity was the soul of wit, stagecraft was the very center of To Dewey, if brevity was the soul of wit, stagecraft was the very center of politics. — David Pietrusza
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Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: Never far removed from the progressive consciousness was a question that was never easily answered: Never far removed from the progressive consciousness was a question that was never easily answered: of what value was it to punish offending Democrats, if one merely replaced them with infinitely more retrograde Republicans? — David Pietrusza
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Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: The author commented that John F. Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign team worked like a band The author commented that John F. Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign team worked like a band of brothers, while Richard Nixon's campaign team worked like a band of brothers in law under the direction of a quarrelsome aunt. — David Pietrusza
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Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: JFK apparently felt genuine sympathy for his 1960 presidential opponent Richard Nixon. He felt that, JFK apparently felt genuine sympathy for his 1960 presidential opponent Richard Nixon. He felt that, with Nixon's frequent shifts in political philosophy and reinventions, he must have to decide which Nixon he will be at each stop. This, Kennedy reasoned, must be exhausting. — David Pietrusza
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Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: Eisenhower on LBJ: He hadn't got the depth of mind nor the breath vision to Eisenhower on LBJ: He hadn't got the depth of mind nor the breath vision to carry great responsibility. — David Pietrusza
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Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: Jousting with an obvious hoodlum couldn't hurt. Jousting with an obvious hoodlum couldn't hurt. — David Pietrusza
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Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: Jack had an actor's control." Chuck Spalding Jack had an actor's control." Chuck Spalding — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: Harry S Truman despised settled conventions. Harry S Truman despised settled conventions. — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: Woodrow Wilson intimate Edward House urged that his boss never first be approached by argument. Woodrow Wilson intimate Edward House urged that his boss never first be approached by argument. Instead, the President could be made most receptive by laying a groundwork of 'common hatred. — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: Author points out in Woodrow Wilson the flipside of the positive we might call big Author points out in Woodrow Wilson the flipside of the positive we might call big picture vision. He observes that as college president Wilson resorted to the language of a national crusade when he met resistance in a local, academic issue. — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: Organizing a coup was not the same as wanting one. Organizing a coup was not the same as wanting one. — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: Eleanor Roosevelt on the changes in John F. Kennedy that led her to drop her Eleanor Roosevelt on the changes in John F. Kennedy that led her to drop her opposition to his nomination for president: He has the qualities of a scholar, and a sense of history. I had the feeling that he was the man who can learn. I like him better than I ever had before because he seemed so little caulk-sure, and I think he has a mind that is open to new ideas. — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: The author's alliterative description of politics since the 1960 presidential debates: "Government by Gotcha". The author's alliterative description of politics since the 1960 presidential debates: "Government by Gotcha". — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: Truman makes friends without influencing people,' noted Arthur Schlesinger Jr. 'Dewey influences people without making Truman makes friends without influencing people,' noted Arthur Schlesinger Jr. 'Dewey influences people without making friends. — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: Reporters heard words but not poetry, saw old politicians but not new heroes. Reporters heard words but not poetry, saw old politicians but not new heroes. — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: JFK had to act before his fragile body betrayed him. JFK had to act before his fragile body betrayed him. — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: It came down to so many factors: an underdog who refused to surrender, a presumed It came down to so many factors: an underdog who refused to surrender, a presumed victor who refused to fight, disgruntled Democrats - on the left and right - who, by deserting their party, merely strengthened it, and fearful Republican farmers, who in the end, proved more farmer than Republican. — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: Richard Nixon coveted, to the point of obsession, a controversy-free, stage-managed coronation. Richard Nixon coveted, to the point of obsession, a controversy-free, stage-managed coronation. — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: Losers break the rules. There's no point in obeying them because if you obey the Losers break the rules. There's no point in obeying them because if you obey the unwritten rules of civility, you're going to lose anyway. So why not just do what you can?' - Zachary Karabell — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: JFK had a way of grabbing grandeur from mishap. JFK had a way of grabbing grandeur from mishap. — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: Yet Barkley drew back. Perhaps he, like Harry Truman, knew that the quiet power of Yet Barkley drew back. Perhaps he, like Harry Truman, knew that the quiet power of incumbency easily overcomes the noise of crowds and bands. — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: For Jack Kennedy, who only made campaigning LOOK easy, it was, in fact, anything but. For Jack Kennedy, who only made campaigning LOOK easy, it was, in fact, anything but. — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: TR on using extramarital accusations against Wilson: It won't work. You can't cast a man TR on using extramarital accusations against Wilson: It won't work. You can't cast a man as Romeo who looks and acts like an apothecary's clerk. — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: In the 1960 campaign, Arthur Schlesinger wrote of Adlai Stevenson, who already lost twice as In the 1960 campaign, Arthur Schlesinger wrote of Adlai Stevenson, who already lost twice as the party's presidential nominee, He has been away from power too long; he gives me an odd sense of unreality, a certain frivolity, distractedness, over-interest in words and phrases. — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: While JFK had made the sale on a political level, he had not yet completed While JFK had made the sale on a political level, he had not yet completed it on an emotional one. — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: Jack and Bobby Kennedy were too young, too attached to real family to transfer affection Jack and Bobby Kennedy were too young, too attached to real family to transfer affection and loyalty to those that of their blood or region or upbringing. — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: But even a wonderful soloist needs a song. Even a pitch-perfect voice needs a message. But even a wonderful soloist needs a song. Even a pitch-perfect voice needs a message. — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: Presidential campaign observer Teddy White on the second Kennedy-Nixon debate in which the candidates spoke Presidential campaign observer Teddy White on the second Kennedy-Nixon debate in which the candidates spoke from separate television studios: It was as if, separated by comments from his adversary, Richard Nixon was more at ease and could speak directly to the nation that lay between them. — David Pietrusza
Pietrusza Sayings By David Pietrusza: The right to resign is one of the cherished privileges of a free man; the The right to resign is one of the cherished privileges of a free man; the willingness to resign, when principle and the public interest are served, is always present in the public-spirited and the self-respecting. They look upon resigning, not as a cowardice and quitting and a personal disaster, but as the ultimate guarantee of their useful influence and of their personal dignity. - Walter Lippmann — David Pietrusza