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    Hannibal Hamlin a few years ago.  Still can't believe Lincoln replaced him with this guy.

    "Come on!"--G.O.B. Bluth

    by YankeeTexan on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 12:46:50 PM PST

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      in 1864. He needed some help in the border states. Maine and New England he could take for granted. Hamlin had not been too important in the administration and was deemed expendable, at least more expendable than Lincoln himself. It turned out quite unfortunately.

      “Republicans...think American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people... And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” Harry S. Truman

      by fenway49 on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 01:06:02 PM PST

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