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

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