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  •  The name (and character).. (10+ / 0-)

    ...were based on Senator Claghorn, a character on Fred Allen's radio show "Allen's Alley".  

    The most famous...I say, the most famous parts of his speech patterns were also based on the senator.  Claghorn, that is.

    "If you want me to treat your ideas with respect, get better ideas." John Scalzi

    by SoCalJayhawk on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 11:02:55 AM PDT

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    •  Now the question is (1+ / 0-)
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      Who did Fred Allen base Senator (Beauregard, of course) Claghorn on?

      Eric, you'll be pleased to know that in my unsuccessful attempt to answer that question, the seventh Google hit was this strip!

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 08:44:02 AM PDT

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