How Much Is a Senator Worth?

Johnson, Gerald W.
March 1956
New Republic;3/5/56, Vol. 134 Issue 10, p11
This article focuses on implications of the natural gas bill, which had been vetoed by the U.S. President Dwight David Eisenhower, with specific reference to the Senator from South Dakota, Francis Case and oil companies of the U.S. The incident of Senator Case and the 25 C-notes, an incident that led the President Dwight David Eisenhower to veto the natural gas bill, is one that inspires many highly moral reflections. It throws an interesting light on the scale of values accepted by certain segments of the oil industry. It provides an evidence that there still remain Senators who dislike smelly money.


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