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Thursday, August 05, 2004

The writer said that the President often dozed off in Cabinet meetings; never read dispatches; wrote few, if any, of his own speeches; needed chalk marks on the floor to know where to stand in public; and was a simileterate figurehead whohad to be propped up by his staff.

I suppose you think the writer was referring to Ronald Reagan, or George W. Bush. As a matter of fact, it was Timothy Pickering, writing about George Washington. [Paul Johnson in Forbes, March 1, 2004, page 33]
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