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Everybody,

Rancor over "lame duck" judicial appointments may be new to us, but it is not exactly new to our country.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/adams-chose-a-new-ch...

Jefferson, the Republican Democrat, and (John) Adams, the Federalist, collaborated in the Continental Congress on the founding of our country, but later diverged to become bitter enemies -- and the hostility endured until the end. They died on the same day -- Independence Day, no less -- and it's reported that Jefferson, not having received word that Adams had expired a few hours earlier, uttered "And Adams lives..." in surrender as he breathed his last.

Norm.
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