End of ADS-L Digest - 2 Apr 1994 to 3 Apr 1994 ********************************************** There are 2 messages totalling 57 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Gum chewing (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 4 Apr 1994 10:04:49 EDT From: Mark Ingram Subject: Re: Gum chewing On Fri, 1 Apr 1994 01:44:27 CST Donald M. Lance said: >I remember Johnson's remark because it reminded me of the task that the five >siblings on our family had fun with in the early 1940s. Johnson's remark >wouldn't've reminded me of that scene on the Knox farm west of town if >he had said anything other than "walk backward and chew gum." My recollection >is that Johnson was not just insulting Ford but commenting on potential >dangers in the election. It's popular, and politically positive, of course >to remember only the coarseness of Johnson's speech. Who knows what's >correct? Political correctness isn't exactly new. For a long, long time it >has been politically incorrect to say nice things about Lyndon Baines >Johnson. He's not a hero of mine, but he did get the Civil Rights Act Thanks Donald, Although I am disappointed not to hear confirmed the hilarious insult as it was passed on to me, I suspect there are more memorable quotes from LBJ that can be verified. LBJ suffered in comparison to the Ivy Leaguers in some peoples eyes, but his accomplishments were of major proportions; his failures also. He will be remembered for a long time. Even though it may be politically incorrect in some circles to speak favorably of him, I kinda want to slip in a kind word. He came from nothing to become the most important political figure in the world. Yahoo Lyndon! Sorry. :-) Mark Ingram Lexington, Ky