In your opinion, is the following sentence (the first part of it) grammatically correct?
"It boggled him Truman manned the Oval Office while they spent the last of their meager savings on two hedonistic weeks of sun, surf and sex".
Isn't there something amiss - say, a conjunction - between "it boggled him" and the Truman part? Or is the sentence all right as it is now?
And as for the meaning of the passage as well: does it imply that any reckless spending would've been considered paradoxical during Truman's presidency - on the grounds of times being economically tough? or some other reason?
Thank you in advance.