content in 1924
People and Politics INTRODUCING BAINBRIDCE COLBY (Springfield republican) If a lawyer and former cabinet officer is injured politically by the-dls'losuie the-dls'losuie the-dls'losuie that he worked for Mr. Doheny after his retirement from office, is a lawyer and former cabinet cabinet officer helped politically by the disclosure that under similar circumstances circumstances he refused to work fur Mr. Sinclair? Here is Bainbridge Colby, Secretary of State in the bif t year and a half of th Wilson administration, administration, confirming the nport that early in 1322 he declined a retainer retainer to represent Mr.. Sinclair In the Teapot Dome investigation. It a presidential candidate has been lost the Democratic party, is it nt possible that one has been (rained? The D.moffratlt! President maker" may now proceed to scrutinize Mr. Colby. It will be found, after examination, examination, that Bainbridge Colby was a Republican until 131I, a leading Roosevelt Progressive from 1912 to 1916, and a Wilson Democrat from 1916 to the present time. Hi? probably probably could not pass an examination by Mr. Eryan on prohibition. As Secretary of State he made a creditable, creditable, if not an outstanding-, outstanding-, outstanding-, record. He lives in Xew York, was born in Mifsouri and Is in his fifty-fifth fifty-fifth fifty-fifth year which seems to be the ideal ea?e of a presidential candidate. If tho Democrats intend to play up Teapot Dome as their leading issue, thei-c"s thei-c"s thei-c"s nothing to prevent Baln-bridjio Baln-bridjio Baln-bridjio Colby from saying "I'm your man.' THE EFFECT (Colliers Weekly) Mr. Coolidge and Mr. McAdoo are not charged with corruption or wrongdoing. Yet every competent observer and public man realizes and publicly concedes that their chances to be nominated by their res-peotive res-peotive res-peotive parties have been materially materially affected. The March and April primaries should Indicate the drift of the popular verdict. They nrc near at hand and can b" awaited without any attempt nt prophecy. But it may be noted that all the Informed Informed comment agrees that tho Democratic candidates against McAdoo McAdoo have Improved their position and that Johnson, or some other Pepublican, will have a better chance against Coolidge.