Advise and Consent - Part I: Bob Munson’s Book Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1 – Fifty-seven year-old U.S. Senator from Michigan, Robert “Bob” Durham Munson, Senate Majority Leader, wakes up in his room at the Sheraton-Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., to learn through the Washington Post and Times Herald that the President has named Robert “Bob” A. Leffingwell to be Secretary of State. Munson is stunned because he has been working closely with the President to steer his programs through the Senate, and the President has not bothered to tell Munson about Leffingwell. Munson cannot understand why the President would choose a controversial figure like Leffingwell. Munson also knows that there will be tough opposition from Senator Seab Cooley of South Carolina to Leffingwell’s nomination.

Munson calls the President. The President defends Leffingwell, saying he has a good brain, good character, and tremendous ability. He is the best administrator in...

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