As a short follow up to yesterday’s post about the new Alford book about JFK’s appetites, don’t miss Timothy Noah in The New Republic, who’s not likely to be booked on Chris Matthews’ show any time soon. The conclusion to Noah’s “JFK, Monster” is bracing:
I don’t usually say this about scandal stories, but Alford’s tale ought to occasion further reassessment of a president we already knew to be morally compromised.
Good for Noah and TNR, but I’m not going to hold my breath.
And needless to say, if you want more in the way of JFK reassessment (including a contrarian take on his supposed cool handling of the Cuban missile crisis), there’s a brand new book you might want to see.