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  •  Eleanor Roosevelt (6+ / 0-)

    One of the reasons I drifted into the Democratic column. Her unfinished agenda. Great influence on Franklin up until WWII, pushing, reminding, informing, educating. Kept up a newspaper column. "My Day", six days each week from 1935 to her death. Oversaw the writing of oversaw the drafting of the  United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, which remains a touchstone document to this day. No other First Lady compares, although Hillary Clinton is a kind of fulfillment of Eleanor by moving beyond influence to  actual political power as Senator & Secretary of State.  Whatever we advocate  that is truly progressive, truly advances human rights, we can be quite certain Eleanor Roosevelt would be on our side.

    "There ain't no sanity clause." Chico Marx

    by DJ Rix on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 04:26:19 PM PST

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