Regarding Mr. Reiders "I like Ike" column titled "Is this politics as usual?" in last Sunday's paper, he really meant Joseph McCarthy not Eugene. Joseph was the 'witch hunting" senator from Wisconsin who saw communists everywhere.
Eugene McCarthy was the senator who in the election of 1968 came out openly opposing the war in Vietnam.
Mr. Reiders mentions Adelaide Stevenson when he meant Adlai.
While there has been much speculation about Eisenhower and Kay Summersby during World War II, there has never been any proof of an affair. Eisenhower sold out his good friend George Marshall to the aforementioned Joseph McCarthy because he wanted to be president and bucking McCarthy at the height of the Senator's popularity would have hurt his chances.
Putting aside the misstatements I agree with the basic premise; "I like Ike", too! He held together a pretty disparate country and rancorous two-party system the way he held together the fragile Allied Coalition during the war. No simple task.
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