VP's "Cactus Jack" Garner and Harry S Truman

  September 2, 2020

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Kamala Harris, Mike Pence
   This time, I'm only going to comment about the top of the two major tickets: Joe Biden, the Democrat party candidate for President and Kamala* Harris for Vice President vs. Republican party candidates, Donald Trump for President and What's His Name (the little guy with white hair who has to keep maneuvering in the background so that his relentless smile can be seen by the audience.)

   John "Cactus Jack" Garner, President Franklin D, Roosevelt's first choice to run with him on the Democrat ticket, once said that the office of Vice President was worth less than a bucket full of warm spit. (Texans insist that Garner actually said "boot" and not "bucket").  In any event, FDR kept Ex-Congressman Garner from attending any subsequent press briefings and our only four-term President (he died suddenly while serving in the fourth term) asked other politicians to join him at the top of the ticket from then on.  

   *(I tuned in Fox News last week to hear a talking head taking a drubbing from a Democrat party press person for having pronounced former California Attorney General Harris's first name as Kuh'-Mella.  She instructs her family to refer to her as "La Mamala." Remember this and you will be prompted to say it correctly.)

   I can appreciate people having problems with their names.  I have to constantly inform clerks that I am a "One L. Philip." (My research indicates that half who bear this given name spell it PHILLIP.)  My father insisted that I could blame the problem on the longtime makers of "Milk of Magnesia."

-Philip Richardson, Storyteller and Observer of the Human Condition.

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