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  •  I have a certain fondness for Bess Truman. (5+ / 0-)

    And then there's that gracious woman in the White House right now.

    Strength and dignity are her clothing, she rejoices at the days to come; She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the law of kindness is on her tongue.

    by loggersbrat on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 03:02:54 PM PST

    •  I don't, she was an anti-Semite (5+ / 0-)

      His partner in the haberdashery store, Eddie Jacobson, was Jewish, and Bess Truman would not allow him into their home because he was Jewish.  She would call her husband and make Harry meet his partner on the porch.

      "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

      by Navy Vet Terp on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 03:13:30 PM PST

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