He was perhaps best epitomized by his campaign slogan, which usurped the famous Robert Bolt line: “Andrew Russell—A Man for All Seasons.” Some on his staff vehemently argued that the use of “A Man” would alienate female voters. But Andrew Russell rarely, if ever, failed to appeal to the female portion of the population. Russell carried 68% of the female vote when he was elected president.
To the White House he brought his young family: a son, Andrew, twelve, and a daughter, Katie, ten.
His wife and young children, along with his Navy career, gave the White House a flavor like that of the Kennedy era’s Camelot—albeit now with a slight New York accent.
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