Monday, October 24, 2016
Wondering how that worked out.....
The next half year would be the most tedious in Bobby's twenty year public life, working for the blandest of ex-presidents. Herbert Hoover is best remembered for two violations of the public good: He ushered in a Great Depression that he seemed incapable of ending, and he rigorously enforced Prohibition at a troubled time when Americans thirsted for a stiff drink. But Presidents Truman and Eisenhower recognized that the mining engineer turned politician knew more than anybody else about efficiency, and they enlisted him to run a blue-ribbon panel aimed at making the government more productive. It was for that noble purpose - in the form of the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government - that Bobby signed up in the summer of 1953.
-Larry Tye, Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon