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I pointed out to him that he thought he was electing a Saint while in reality he was electing a politician.
He reluctantly agreed with me. DIL sat quietly.


Which leads to the following questions...why did he think he was electing a saint? In retrospect there's rational reason to think so just by reading his own books about his less than saintly past. His tenure in Chicago politics and the US Senate and so on.

And second, why would anyone think a Saint would make a good President?
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