Magorn: Well, given what happened to Joe, who was killed flying an experimental plane that was the closest thing the Aliies ever had to a Kamikaze craft, I can see how he might have been worried for his little brother tooling around in the pacific in a boat only slightly sturdier than a balsa wood toy.But ladies and gentlemen, the Kennedy assassination mystery has been definitive solved, thanks to the recently published memoir of a french Madam who counted President Kennedy as one of her clients. According to her, The president asked for a girl that looked just like his wife , "only pretty".It is clear that somehow that remark got back to Jackie, and from that minute forward the president was, justifiably, a dead man
Clemkadidlefark: FTA - "This letter is to offer my deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your son," the future President writes. "I realize that there is nothing that I can say can make your sorrow less; particularly as I know him; and I know what a great loss he must be to you and your family. Your son rode the PT 109 with me on the night of August 1-2 when a Japanese destroyer, travelling at a high speed cut us in two, as we turned into him for a shot. I am truly sorry that I cannot offer you hope that he survived that night. You do have the consolation of knowing that your son died in the service of his country."I challenge Obama to write as clear, concise and heartfelt anything as this. A simple, direct statement penne under stress, yet grammatically correct and straightforward. Remarkable, the difference in the quality of education between then and now.
lindalouwho: To be fair, many people feared for JFK's life. He was changing the country for the better in ways that bigots hated.
olddinosaur: lindalouwho: To be fair, many people feared for JFK's life. He was changing the country for the better in ways that bigots hated.Sorry, that is revisionist. He did not get very much done in his first three years, except for a tax cut which was copied in large part from Republican Warren G. Harding.He screwed up big time in Cuba, fouled up several high--level negotiations with Khrushchev, leading the latter to think he was soft, which led to the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was never able to break the deadlock on Civil Rights.Lyndon Johnson, a man who could get things done (not necessarily the things which need doing) got most of his stalled legislation passed, but JFK got the credit.
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