The Saturday Evening Post Volume 180, No. 4

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 180, No. 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ..."The Committee on Rules." " Is the Committee on Rules always right, noble, patriotic and correct?" "Always." "Why?" "Because it has the votes." There were tears in the Speaker's voice, but none in his eyes, when he reached out his hand and said: "Jim, you are worthy of my regard. Your knowledge of the theory of government is profound. You are a credit to my upbringing. Come with me, James; you are now joined with John Dalzell and myself in the high and holy cause of kicking the tar out of those misguided persons who constitute the minority----kicking the tar out of them, James, from morn till dewy eve." Thus did James Schoolcraft Sherman, after eighteen years or so of standing firmly on the spot, arrive at the highest distinction that comes to a Member of the House, bar one. He got on the Committee on Rules. He is there now, solid and stolid, not doing any of the fancy-work, not contributing to the embroidery, but adding weight and impressiveness. It takes the astute mind of John Dalzell, combined with the bucolic intelligence of Uncle Joseph, to think up the new schemes. Sherman is fresh on the job yet. It is extremely unlikely he would ever suggest a rule that made it necessary for the Democrats to write two weeks in advance to the Speaker before any one could move the previous question, nor would he contrive a paragraph that called on the Democratic leader of the House to take a Civil Service examination in mathematics before he could call for a division. The Steady Hand at the Wheel BUT---and here is the point--when Dalzell and Cannon have thought up rules of this kind James Schoolcraft Sherman is the boy who can stand up in the House and orate solemnly as to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 660 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,161g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236796594
  • 9781236796592