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  •  But he had Eleanor 20 years before polio. (5+ / 0-)

    Still, she did convince him to stay in politics after he was paralyzed and was undeniably a constant liberal voice in his ear.

    I just wonder if he would have had the deep down understanding of helplessness and how unfair life can be without the disease.  It is those, I suspect, that fired the core of his liberal and activist political convictions more than anything else.

    But who knows?

    •  And of course, TR was sickly as a child. (4+ / 0-)

      So, both Roosevelts had the kinds of experiences that helped them understand vulnerablity.

      Help us to save free conscience from the paw Of hireling wolves whose gospel is their maw. ~John Donne

      by ohiolibrarian on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 09:07:27 PM PDT

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    •  Not only convinced him to stay in. (1+ / 0-)
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      Basically did campaigning to keep him on the map while he went through his long recovery and decided what the heck he was going to do.

      Amazing woman. My daughter is named for her.

      by Magenta on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 04:43:19 AM PDT

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      •  Eleanor means 'shining light'. Appropro, (0+ / 0-)

        "Also possibly from the Greek name "eleos" meaning 'compassion'".

        Amazing indeed.

        •  Yes, "light" (0+ / 0-)

          She was born Easter Tuesday. Had we not already agreed to use a middle name for my husband's late mother, I would have gone with the full version of my own name.

          It would be "light of the resurrection," but it would also have been insanely long. :)

          by Magenta on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 06:53:17 AM PDT

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