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Subject:  Re: Don't worry about boomers killing the market Date:  8/6/2006  10:12 PM
Author:  ziggy29 Number:  52975 of 76418

>> "If President Eisenhower had said in the mid-1960s that he, while President, "created" the Interstate Highway System, we would not have seen dozens and dozens of editorials lampooning him for claiming he "invented" the concept of highways or implying that he personally went out and dug ditches across the country to help build the roadway. Everyone would have understood that Ike meant he was a driving force behind the legislation that created the highway system, and this was the very same concept Al Gore was expressing about himself with his Internet statement. " <<

But *did* Ike say that? I don't think so, which leads me to believe that the people who wrote this article for Snopes may have had a pro-Gore agenda.

Plus, the presidency is in more of a leadership role to make something happen than one of one hundred senators.

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