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  • n  corruptness among public officials

  • As National Republican Chairman he yearned to sit at the jobbery turnstile passing his favorites through to their patronage rewards.
  • In 1910 he damned the Payne-Aldrich law as "a miserable travesty, an ill-designed patchwork, a piece of brazen legislative jobbery" and in 1932 he flayed the Hawley-Smoot act as .
  • The Securities bill was designed to clean up the evils of stock jobbery.

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