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what does it mean? No consensus on the question of his reanointing could be complete if the government's chief legal adviser were left out. Thus the first issue of the Johnson administration arose. It was a prickly one, because the man to whom the new President must now turn was the one member of the Cabinet who was entitled to sit out the transition. That respite was to be denied him. It was unfortunate that this was so, for the consequence was to be an extraordinary misunderstanding. Perhaps misapprehension was inevitable. No one was quite normal at that hour, but both Lyndon Johnson and Robert Kennedy were deeply disturbed men, staggering under fantastic burdens. 】 what does "That respite was to be denied him"mean?
Jun 19, 2013 6:30 AM
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RFK was entitled to take a break, and not be involved in the transition from one president to the next next. He didn't get that break because they needed to consult him about legal matters.
June 19, 2013
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