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He answered questions about his exploits with a self-deprecating, “It was involuntary, they sank my boat,” but he arranged things so that seldom a moment passed without his eyes resting on some reminder of PT 109.
When he looked across the Oval Office he saw a scale model of the boat on a shelf, and every morning he fastened his tie with a metal clasp shaped like a torpedo boat with “PT 109” stamped on its bow.
Caroline had repaired some of the post-Arabella damage and John’s birth would also bring husband and wife closer, but neither ended his philandering.
She is holding a mug of coffee to her mouth and looking down at a magazine.
He had been tense and perspiring then, and was overheard muttering, “I’m never there when she needs me.”Jackie had suffered a miscarriage in 1955 and had become pregnant again the following year.
Her physician had urged her to skip the 1956 Democratic Convention but she felt obliged to attend because her husband was a candidate for the vice presidency.
In an excerpt from his new book, magazine had published an article by Fletcher Knebel titled “What You Don’t Know About Kennedy.” It portrayed the president-elect as appealingly human and forbiddingly smart, as well as a notorious moocher who seldom carried cash.
Readers also learned that he seldom exploded in anger, was repelled by anything “corny,” demanded privacy, possessed “not a sliver of snobbishness,” could be “thin-skinned,” and used profanity “with the unconcern of a sailor.”As for his marriage, “a friend describes the life of the President-elect and his wife as rather like an iceberg,” Knebel wrote, “one part fully exposed to public view and most of it quietly submerged.” He did not reveal that the “friend” was Jacqueline Kennedy, or that she had referred to two icebergs in a letter to him, writing, “I would describe Jack as rather like me in that his life is an iceberg. Knebel had tinkered with her words to make them more compatible with the article’s light-hearted tone.
She went to her mother and stepfather’s estate in Newport afterward while he flew to Europe for a holiday.