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Friday, October 07, 2005

 
......Ghosts of presidents past......

The N&R's Rosemary Roberts gives all glory to the Man in the Wool Sweater:

"It was February, 1977. Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, was making his first 'fireside chat' to the nation, and his subject was energy conservation. He'd turned down the thermostat at the White House and was dressed in a beige-colored, cardigan sweater. I remember watching it on television and thinking Carter was demeaning the presidency by dressing so casually.

"Today, that sweater is behind glass at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library Museum here in Atlanta.....I along with others touring the museum smiled as we gazed at that sweater. Thirty years had elapsed, and the nation is still wasting energy with our gas-guzzling automobiles and profligate habits. Carter, a man ahead of his time, had failed to persuade us."

Meanwhile, Dr. Sanity has excerpts from Louis Freeh's forthcoming book. The former FBI director has some interesting observations on President Clinton:

"The problem was with Bill Clinton — the scandals and the rumored scandals, the incubating ones and the dying ones never ended. Whatever moral compass the president was consulting was leading him in the wrong direction. His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out."


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