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  •  Count Teddy Roosevelt as another (5+ / 0-)

    and, on a local level, Fiorello LaGuardia. (Note: both of them bolted the Party at least once. LaGuardia got re-elected anyway.)

    If it's
    Not your body
    Then it's
    Not your choice
    AND it's
    None of your damn business!

    by TheOtherMaven on Tue Oct 26, 2010 at 08:33:52 AM PDT

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    •  Yeah, I mostly admire TR (2+ / 0-)
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      polecat, Something the Dog Said

      he was a good police commissioner in NYC, too.  And got the national parks going.  And not least gave us the teddy bear.  What he would have thought of today's GOPers, I'd have to shut my ear holes in advance.

      Real plastic here; none of that new synthetic stuff made from chicken feathers. Stupidity is a condition; ignorance is a choice.

      by triplepoint on Tue Oct 26, 2010 at 01:37:54 PM PDT

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      •  Ol' TR got around, my home looks down (0+ / 0-)

        on the old railroad roadbed that he and the Rough Riders rode on their way to board the ships that took them to Cuba.
        (SA&AP RR in South Texas, they had trained at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio)

        Republicans: "Double your pleasure, double your fun, double your National Debt, and blame 'The One' "

        by Bluefin on Tue Oct 26, 2010 at 06:04:57 PM PDT

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