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Thread #133617 Message #3033569
Posted By: Bill D
16-Nov-10 - 11:40 AM
Thread Name: BS: Remember President Truman
Subject: RE: BS: Remember President Truman
When I was young, there were many supposed 'jokes' making fun of him or his family. As I grew and learned about him, I realized that the attempts to ridicule him were because he was so different and basically honest, and thus hard to manipulate. One can disagree with some of his decisions, but not with his motivations.
He was a maverick long before McCain & Palin tried to co-opt the term.
We need more folks in politics with Truman's basic attitude. The last major one was William Proxmire. There are still voices with echoes of Truman, such as Barney Frank and Henry Waxman...and a few more....but the "system" largely prevents most of them from having much hope of running for president.