which pre-dates the objectionable post (and I admit there were legitimate grounds to object to it). It is not my intention to persistently and irrevocably be a PITA. I have views which irritate, but then others here have views which irritated me, so we're even. However, I shall endeavour to handle things less heavy handedly. I can't promise not to revert, since I read so much anti-Obama drivel here, but I will at least try. It would be nice if others could be persuaded to tone down the rhetoric as well.
I learned the art of political zingers at my parents', and grandparents' knees. We were modestly political, and I can remember watching the 1956 Republican Convention on TV with my cousin, now living in California, and probably a Republican if she followed her parents. I can remember the 1952 election too, but we didn't have a television then. We were Stevenson folk for all the good it did, and I still think he was the smartest man in politics at the time. I sort of have memories of the '48 Truman victory, but the real memories are hard to separate from the pictures I've seen since. I do remember my parents being wildly happy a day late.