In lieu of a debate recap

(Hat tip to S.Reed.)

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11 Responses to “In lieu of a debate recap”

  1. Sharon Says:

    Love this little sweetie in the sock sweater.

    Have you seen the excerpts from Elia Kazan’s, A Face in the Crowd, going around now. Uncanny how things really do not change. Hope this link works ok.

  2. khal spencer Says:

    I only watched the last few minutes and still pulled out the bourbon….

    • Dale Says:

      Don’t forget that Kazan worked with the HUAC when Joe McCarthy with Roy Cohn were at their height. A little worm named Richard Nixon was a cheerleader too.

      • Libby Says:

        Budd Schulberg, who wrote the screenplay for “A Face in the Crowd”, also was a ‘friendly witness’ for HUAC. TCM aired the film last week and it will air again on Friday,November 4th.
        The film is currently available free on demand on cable and sat.
        First film appearances of Andy Griffith and Lee Remick. Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau and a host of terrific character actors turn in outstanding performances. It’s riveting entertainment anytime. Can you tell it’s one of my most favorite movies of the ’50s?

  3. Mike Frye Says:

    You forgot about Bobby Kennedy, he was also a member of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Doesn’t quite fit in your picture,does it? Of course, it must’ve been okay because a Kennedy was in that committee right?
    Evidently, his father supported McCarthy because he was another Catholic just like him.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Bobby didn’t last long as Tail Gunner Joe’s counsel. About six months. He got sideways with Roy Cohn, whose stink remains on American politics to the present day. But Bobby was a commie-hater too in the good old days.

      The Kennedys and Joe were thick as thieves — both clans were ring-kissing bog-trotters, though Joe was shanty Irish and the Kennedys were the lace-curtain sort.

      It was LBJ who did for Joe, and Lyndon wasn’t exactly fond of Bobby either. Bobby, meanwhile, wanted to yank the nuts off Hubert Humphrey and launch him into deep space.

      As the fella sez, politics ain’t beanbag.

      The only Democrat my old man ever voted for was JFK. He just couldn’t let a fellow potato-eating papist go it alone. After that it was straight back to the other side of the aisle.

  4. Mike Frye Says:

    Mine too, I think the only Democrat he ever voted for was Bobby. I just saw an HBO show on Edward R Murrow. Funny thing is that on that show Fred Friendly was played by a really tall guy and I used to watch lecture series that Fred used to host on PBS and Fred definitely was not 6.7′. ( Fred Friendly was the lawyer that worked for Edward R Morrow.)

    I think that McCarthy lost all his power when he was censored by the Senate this happened after the famous “do you have no shame Senator?” response, I guess he only lived to be 48.

  5. Jon Paulos Says:

    Patrick, You just can’t go wrong with cute cat photos. And I am doing my best to avoid consuming too much political news nowadays. Impossible to cut it out entirely, and I won’t try. But cat photos help. How about a few of your felines?

  6. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Cut through the dumpster fog with some cute cat and dog pix. Want me to send you some Duffy? Nah, you can’t have him, not permanently anyway. Talking about photos.

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