Page "belles_lettres" Paragraph 868
from Brown Corpus
There can be little doubt that there was a conspiracy in Washington, overt or implied, to block anything Hearst wanted, even if it was something good.
They were repelled by his noisy newspapers, his personal publicity, his presumptuous campaign for the Presidential nomination, and by the swelling cloud of rumor about his moral lapses.
Inherently incapable of cooperating with others, he ran his own show regardless of how many party-line Democratic toes he stepped on.
He was a political maverick, a reformer with his own program, determined to bulldoze it through or to blazon the infamy of those who balked him.
He sought to run Congress as he ran his New York American or Journal, a scheme veteran legislators resisted.
For a freshman Congressman to read political Lessons to graybeard Democrats was poor policy for one who needed to make friends.
He soon quarreled with all the party leaders in the House, and came to be regarded with detestation by regular Democrats as a professional radical leading a small pack of obedient terriers whose constant snapping was demoralizing to party discipline.