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Re: A Champion

By on 1.31.07 | 7:58AM

Quin, that's an interesting column on Tony Snow, and an interesting choice of word: Champion. I wrote a column titled "Champion Wanted -- No Experience Necessary" in 2002 for Enter Stage Right here . And I just finished re-reading Tom Wolfe's fabulous book, The Right Stuff, where he talks about the original astronauts as single combat warriors. It makes me think: How many real champions have we had in the Presidency? Reagan, certainly, but, before him, you'd have to go back to FDR. And before that, to Lincoln. Before that, to Washington. Four champions out of 43? We sure do need one.

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