Friday, July 28, 2006

Two Heroes

Although I am regarded as a "neo-conservativee," two of my heroes were Sen. Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, great liberals of their time. Scoop said American foreign policy ought to have a good dose of morality it. We were the examplar nation in the world. Sometimes it got out of hand: the invasion to the Philippines was dumb, dumb, dumb --- although I've been there several times and I find it a wonderful place. But Scoop's view that realism and idealism ought to be our guideposts is largely accepted today. Hubert Humphrey believed that we ought to take care of old people in poverty, of the sick, of the children --- the least among us. We do that.

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