December 4, 2006

The Washington Post, “In the Loop” Column

Sly Character Assassination: “The political game, as played by some writers, is a combination of gossip, innuendo, sly character assassination and outright lies, hackneyed criticism and accusations palpably based on misinformation and deliberate distortion.” Was it: (a) Donald Rumsfeld; (b) Karl Rove; or (c) Dwight D. Eisenhower?  It was Ike, in a letter he wrote to older brother Edgar N. Eisenhower on Jan. 27, 1954. It’s one of 140 letters from that correspondence, valued at $270,000, that were sold last week by the Raab Collection in Philadelphia. (more)

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