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1 posted on 12/23/2012 7:09:32 PM PST by publius321
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I once saw an interview with Governor Harry Byrd of Virginia.

He said that when he was a kid, Churchill came to stay with them for a week. Gov. Byrd was just a kid then. He said he and his Father absolutely loved Churchill because he was so interesting.

On the other hand he said his mother couldn’t stand him because he would walk around the house in his underwear.


2 posted on 12/23/2012 7:20:42 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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I may be wrong but my recollection of Churchill’s family history and what I’ve read about Obama’s “history”, it seems to me Winston was at least as qualified to be POTUS as is The Annointed One. My guess is that The One likely doesn’t want that parallel to be explored to any depth.


3 posted on 12/23/2012 7:58:27 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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Members of the Senate and of the House of Representatives of the United States, I feel greatly honored that you should have thus invited me to enter the United States Senate Chamber and address the representatives of both branches of Congress. The fact that my American forebears have for so many generations played their part in the life of the United States, and that here I am, an Englishman, welcomed in your midst, makes this experience one of the most moving and thrilling in my life, which is already long and has not been entirely uneventful. I wish indeed that my mother, whose memory I cherish, across the vale of years, could have been here to see. By the way, I cannot help reflecting that if my father had been American and my mother British instead of the other way around, I might have got here on my own. In that case this would not have been the first time you would have heard my voice. In that case I should not have needed any invitation. But if I had it is hardly likely that it would have been unanimous. So perhaps things are better as they are.

I may confess, however, that I do not feel quite like a fish out of water in a legislative assembly where English is spoken. I am a child of the House of Commons. I was brought up in my father's house to believe in democracy. "Trust the people." That was his message. I used to see him cheered at meetings and in the streets by crowds of workingmen way back in those aristocratic Victorian days when as Disraeli said "the world was for the few, and for the very few."

Therefore I have been in full harmony all my life with the tides which have flowed on both sides of the Atlantic against privilege and monopoly and I have steered confidently towards the Gettysburg ideal of government of the people, by the people, for the people.

I owe my advancement entirely to the House of Commons, whose servant I am. In my country as in yours public men are proud to be the servants of the State and would be ashamed to be its masters. The House of Commons, if they thought the people wanted it, could, by a simple vote, remove me from my office. But I am not worrying about it at all.
Winston Churchill
To a joint session of the United States Congress
December 26, 1941
5 posted on 12/24/2012 8:46:59 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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