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  •  By the way, the president I was thinking about (5+ / 0-)

    when I said "sociopath" is George W. Bush. Beyond his excitement of having his own helicopter, I can't imagine he ever spent one second reflecting on the import of being in the White House and the souls of past presidents. Maybe because he was never really president like the other inhabitants were. He became "president" because the Supreme Court appointed him, not because of votes or rights of succession. His "soul" did not belong there.

    Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.

    by JanF on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 04:38:34 AM PDT

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    •  I figured as much. (5+ / 0-)
      His "soul" did not belong there.
      Absolutely.  That is the best (and kindest) way of putting it.

      When I wrote the piece about the National Parks and watched the video I had included, I wasn't surprised to find that "W" was the only recent president to not make the traditional visit to Yellowstone National Park.  Why would he?  There was nothing in it for him.

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 04:49:01 AM PDT

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      •  Also, he's not dead yet. (0+ / 0-)

        "Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens," -Friedrich Schiller "Against Stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain"

        by pengiep on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 11:31:03 AM PDT

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