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  •  RFK's contribution (0+ / 0-)

    usually overlooked, RFK's role also ought to be recognized.  According to Arthur Schlesinger, LBJ handed getting the Civil Rights Act passed over to RFK and it was he who got Dirksen on board and twisted the arms to make it happen.

    "You can't look into another man's soul. You know what they say: another man's soul is a riddle." Ivan Turgenev, "The Knocking"

    by dizzydean on Thu Aug 28, 2008 at 12:09:55 PM PDT

    •  I'll wait for Caro's take. (0+ / 0-)

      I'm not surprised that Schlesinger says a Kennedy deserves the credit.

      •  Maybe, but you'll be waiting for awhile (1+ / 0-)
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        at the rate he's going, it'll be volume 5 before her gets to LBJ's presidency.

        "You can't look into another man's soul. You know what they say: another man's soul is a riddle." Ivan Turgenev, "The Knocking"

        by dizzydean on Thu Aug 28, 2008 at 12:25:57 PM PDT

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      •  RFK was still AG in '64, and he played a major (2+ / 0-)
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        role in getting Public Accomodations passed.  MLK later noted RFK's sad and somewhat lost look at the signing ceremony.  I'm not sure how big of a role RFK played in getting Voting Rights past a filibuster.

        As an obvious admirer of RFK, I'll always consider it tragic that he and LBJ were such deep personal enemies.  Their blood feud hurt the party and the country.

        While I wouldn't mind having RFK get a plug tonight, his family had their moment in the spotlight on Monday.

        Some men see things as they are and ask why. I see things that never were and ask why not?

        by RFK Lives on Thu Aug 28, 2008 at 12:37:41 PM PDT

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