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Author: kentm401 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 10413  
Subject: Re: Political favors article Date: 10/1/2002 6:55 AM
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Kind of reminds me of Teddy Roosevelt. I can't recall who the statement is attributed to, but one corporate figure was quoted as saying, "We bought the bastard, but he didn't stay bought!"

TR never got reelected, but his face is on Mt. Rushmore along with other honorable Presidents.

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Yupper, remember that "remark" but can't attribute it correctly (not enough motivation to do the research <g>).

However TR WAS elected on his own and served almost a full eight years, as McKinley was assassinated only 8 ? months into his term (TR was VP).

Was enough time to become the Nation's first "Trust Buster", "create the National Parks system", become the first "Imperial President" of the US, & to build the Panama Canal at the same time.

Nothing breeds success quite like success IMHO.

KBM
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