Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thirty-first President: Herbert Hoover - 2 comments

Hoover's presidency coincided with the Great Depression, and sadly that's just about all that we remember him for. It's too bad, really, as he was a successful mining engineer, humanitarian (organizing volunteer forces to help victims and refugees of World War I), and had a spotless career of government service.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this close up off-skew depiction of him... It looks straight out of a comic mag! :)

I don't only think of him from the depression. My first thought whenever I hear his name is the theme song from a way-before-your time television show, "All in the Family." ...Archie Bunker and all...

"Boy the way Glen Miller played, songs that made the hit parade! Guys like us we had it made. Those were the days! And you know where you were then; girls were girls and men were men. Mister we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again. Didn't need no welfare states. Everybody pulled his weight. Gee our old Lasalle ran great. Those were the days!"

February 29, 2008 at 8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of Leonid Brezhnev.

July 4, 2008 at 1:31 PM  

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