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I once wrote a column about a couple of things Harry Truman, the classic Democrat, and Donald Trump, the maverick Republican, have in common.
The most notable was that they both won upset elections — Truman in 1948 and Trump in 2016 — and mocked the pollsters and news media after doing it.
My boyhood friend Thurmond would do all right in today’s environment, probably graduate from high school and maybe even go to college.
As it was, back in the 1940s in rural South Mississippi, he never made it through the eighth grade, and nobody worried much about it.
I never have been a big Dick Cheney fan, especially after the George W. Bush administration, leading an allied coalition, invaded Iraq under the mistaken premise that Iraqi Dictator Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction.
I don’t know how many Girl Scout cookies I’ve purchased over the years, but I do know that not all the orders were placed with cute little girls.
Quite a number of orders were placed with mothers and grandmothers of Girl Scouts.
No problem. The money goes to a good cause, and the cookies aren’t bad.
It was near the end of the singing of the National Anthem before the first Ole Miss game in the NCAA’s Oxford Regional Baseball Tournament Saturday evening — a day behind schedule due to bad weather Friday.
H.L. Mencken had it wrong when he wrote in 1920:
“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”