Advise and Consent Author:Allen Drury Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1960 for fiction. — The White House calling- — "Then we've reached an impasse already, haven't we, Mr. President?" Brig said politely. "Thank you for calling." — "I am asking you as the President of the United States and the leader of your party to come down here alone and discuss the matter with me," the President ... more »said coldly.
"And I," Brigham Anderson said in a voice as cold, "am telling you as United States senator from the State of Utah that I will not come down there unless accompanied by the Majority Leader and the Vice President."
"Don't you trust me?" the President demanded of one of the few men in American politics with sufficient courage and integrity to give him an absolutely honest answer.
"No, sir," Senator Anderson said quietly. "Not entirely."« less