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  •  I'm sure he did. Harry S Truman was a dyed in the (4+ / 0-)

    wool Democrat.  And, by the way, Pendergast is said to have hand-picked him to run for Senate in the first place.  

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 10:13:17 PM PST

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    •  Pendergast mansion was for sale couple yrs ago (4+ / 0-)

      So you could check out the interior on zillow. I believe it had an indoor pool and a big lot for a house so close to the Plaza, about an acre.

      "Did they really think that we wouldn't notice? Nice try-- but we got you!" Rev. Al Sharpton

      by growingMajorityMN on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 05:23:01 AM PST

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      •  I'm sure it had concrete everywhere. (0+ / 0-)

        Pendergast owned a huge concrete company. That's the reason for everything in KC being paved, including the creeks that continue to flood because of it! And yes, Pendergast did want Mr. Truman to be a senator. From what the research looks like, Pendergast liked Harry, but Harry wasn't really a Pendergast man. By the time Harry started moving up in politics, Pendergast was losing power.

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