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  •  I agree about Bachmann, as I've been (0+ / 0-)

    posting throughout this thread. However, the Kennedy question is more complicated. In part, it was the backlash against such permissiveness that helped drive journalism toward making private lives public. Reporters, for example, retrospectively pondered the almost limitless possibilities for blackmail (at the height of the Cold War, no less) given that Kennedy was hiding so much from the public. Also, he was in fact very sick. Had he survived, there's no telling whether he would have stayed fit through 2 whole terms. I think the press has gone way too far in making the personal public; but I also don't idealize the good old days when presidents could get away with anything.

    But again, I totally agree with your take on the current issue.

    Families is where a nation finds hope, where wings take dream.

    by cardinal on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 11:38:42 AM PDT

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