11/04/2002 05:56:00 PM
by The MinuteMan
Don't Even Ask
Top 100 American
speeches of the 20th century, and the accompanying press release
. Hmm, no mention of Sally Field's "You like me". And what about Jack Palance and the one-armed push-ups? All politics.
And for those of you fretting about the current deplorable state of partisanship, here is a laugh-out-loud historical review
. A highlight:
"The 1828 campaign reached depths of malice that have never been equaled. The Jackson campaign nicknamed Adams "The Pimp," based on a rumor that the president, while serving as ambassador to Russia a decade earlier, had coerced a young woman into an affair with a czar. One pro-Adams publication railed: "General Jackson's mother was a COMMON PROSTITUTE brought to this country by British soldiers! She afterward married a MULATTO MAN, with whom she had several children, of which number General Jackson IS ONE!!" '
had a bit on this, but whoa, Nellie!