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Dowdifying Eisenhower

December 24th, 2004 · No Comments

The chaps at OxBlog think it’s odd that Bush gets a bad rap as a Jeebus freak, while people apparently glossed over such comments from Dwight Eisenhower as this one:

Our government makes no sense unless it is founded in a deeply felt religious faith.

Now, there are those of us with the quaint notion that a period signifies the end of a sentence, and therefore infer that its presence at the end of the text above indicates the completion of the relevant thought. So I was a bit surprised to see that they’d truncated the sentence to omit the important qualifier: “—and I don’t care what it is.” The sentiment is still moronic, but it’s a rather different sentiment.

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