Birds of a Feather

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In reference to my LRC article today on the Bush Dynasty touching upon the 1940 GOP Convention that nominated “dark horse” presidential candidate Wendell Willkie, my colleague, the judicious scholar James Dunlap pointed out that the epicenter of the Willkie campaign was the New York City Cravath law firm office of John J. McCloy and that Yale Law school student Gerald R. Ford took some time off from his study of the law to volunteer under McCloy’s watchful eye. Those two men will later serve together on another duplicitous enterprise, the Warren Commission. “American political history, especially presidential elections, is one continuous covert operation,” he observed.

1:57 pm on June 14, 2012