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Short Funny Story From 1936 Campaign

January 23, 2009

Last night I was reading about the 1936 election, and ran across a short snippet that made me laugh out loud.  Alf Landon was the Republican nominee, and his symbol was the Kansas sunflower.  As William Manchester writes in “The Glory And The Dream”, volume one,  ‘…FDR dryly noted that it was yellow, had a black heart, was useful only as parrot food, and always died before November.”

I am laughing again as I type this. 

This election in 1936  was also when Henry Ford said that he had not voted in twenty years, but felt he needed to support the Republican ticket.

2 Comments
  1. Paulette permalink
    January 23, 2009 2:51 PM

    Sunflower seeds are known as bird crack. Parrots will gorge on it when they should be eating sensible things like pellets.

  2. January 23, 2009 2:48 PM

    Owwww. LOL!

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