posted on 07/11/2004 7:21:15 AM PDT
I'd like to see a Cheney-Leahy duel with similiar result.
posted on 07/11/2004 7:22:48 AM PDT
(The ENEMY for Kerry!!!!!)
I read that family members from both sides were to reenact the famous duel to commemorate the historical date. Today, I guess?
posted on 07/11/2004 7:27:05 AM PDT
(And Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep...............)
Live re-enactment coming up about now on http://www.c-span.org
It will take place in NJ and there will be a panel discussion at 2:00PM.
posted on 07/11/2004 7:30:15 AM PDT
posted on 07/11/2004 7:38:09 AM PDT
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"By contrast, Aaron Burr was the injured party in 1804."
posted on 07/11/2004 7:39:43 AM PDT
by Tuco Ramirez
(Ideas have consequences.)
posted on 07/11/2004 7:47:58 AM PDT
But these slurs were mere curtain-raisers to a shameless campaign of character assassination that only mounted in fury as he put his Treasury programs into place.
We complain these days about the negative tone of campaigns, but we have a long way to go to approach the political hostility of our earlier years in America. We're positively milquetoast by comparison.
posted on 07/11/2004 7:57:31 AM PDT
If Cheney is looking for a Christmas present for Leahy, a book on the subject of Code Duello would make a nice gift ...
posted on 07/11/2004 8:04:22 AM PDT
("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good" HRC 6/28/2004)
posted on 07/11/2004 8:54:15 AM PDT
I heard Aaron Burr was a bit of a nut and tried to get the Louisiana territory and parts of the west to secede and form their own country.
posted on 07/11/2004 9:27:01 AM PDT
"Hypersensitive to attacks on his reputation, he decided to fight fire with fire. He developed a swashbuckling style that mingled acute political analysis with personalized attacks that needlessly antagonized opponents...As the years passed, Hamilton exhausted himself trying to counter personal attacks."
One can only wonder how he would have fared on the message boards of our time.
He gambled that Burr would prove a gentleman
And we still give the benefit of the doubt to Democrats. Sigh.
posted on 07/11/2004 2:23:52 PM PDT
Thank goodness that mercantalist/federalist/centralizer Hamilton was dispatched with before he could further the Federal Superstate even further than he already had.
I will drink a scotch in honor of Aaron Burr tonight.
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