Date registered: Aug 2002
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Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
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RE: Are we headed for a civil war?
I didn't care for Clinton much, but was quite impassionate in that regard. He seemed capable enough, but it was very difficult to repect him as a man (for me, the lies more than the blow jobs). I would have to say that the invasion of Iraq is about the only thing that any POTUS did during my lifetime that really got me riled.
I recall reading a excellent article in the Wilson Quarterly many years ago that discussed the presidency in regard to the energy crisis. The author contended that any post-WWII president should and could have raised the price of domestic oil, which would have averted the crisis. In that context he discussed and rated each and every president from Truman through Nixon. Truman had too much going on, Eisenhower was a schlub, Kennedy was too interested in being popular in the aftermath of a narrow victory margin. LBJ should never have been president at all (too personally involved in the oil business), I don't recall his opinion of Nixon. It wes interesting. Of the bunch, you gotta love Truman, don't ya?
"If spending money you don't have is the height of stupidity, borrowing money to give it away is the height of insanity." -- anon