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"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."
Sir Winston Churchill

1.11.2008

Churchill---Right About Hitler, Right About Women in Politics

The great man does it again:

AS CHURCHILL AND THE ROOSEVELTS left Christ Church, the Rev. Welles introduced them to his 7-year-old daughter, who several hours later was diagnosed with chicken pox. Welles fretted that she may have infected the two world leaders. But the President and Prime Minister remained healthy as they hurried on in the rain to Mt. Vernon, where they laid a wreath at Washington's tomb. En route back to the White House, Churchill insisted to Roosevelt that an Anglo-American partnership could curb the post-war world's problems. In typical style, the President continually nodded "Yes, yes, yes." Not completely enamored of the Englishman, Eleanor explained that her husband's nods signified attentiveness, not necessarily agreement. According to One Christmas in Washington, Churchill scowled the rest of their road trip. Several days later, Churchill bemusedly avenged the remark by explaining to the First Lady that Mrs. Churchill abstained from politics, implicitly in contrast with Mrs. Roosevelt.


I ask again: Where's our Churchill?

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