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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #18)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 09:05 AM

24. Very well-said!

Thank you!

I remember my father asking my uncles: "Would you buy a used car from that man?" I assumed it was something he came up with, although later in life, I learned it was something that good Democrats of Dad's generation were asking across the country.

As I'm reading the book, that question keeps popping into my mind. I believe that to DUers our age, the context has more meaning, because of what it meant to our fathers' generation.

Also, I think that despite his outrageous antics -- he was a genius in terms of street theater -- that Abbie was one of the most intelligent, thoughtful people from that era. In the literal sense, he had far more respect for the US Constitution than thugs like Nixon or Hoover.

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