Posts Tagged 'Everett Dirksen'

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/12/12

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My mind is as open as a forty-acre field, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to change it.”   —   Everett Dirksen

(“The Wizard of Ooze”!  A great politician – and orator – from my childhood.  Even though he was a Republican he played key roles in the writing and passing of civil rights legislation.  There was SO much more cooperation and reaching across the aisles back in the day.  Way before the polarizing and recalcitrant Grover Norquist nonsensical mindsets.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/19/10

I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.”   — Everett Dirksen

(The accomplished and respected U.S. statesman was a big fan of the common marigold.  A hearty and very useful flower, that holds up remarkably well after being cut.) —   YUR


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