The Kennedy Legacy

Not just politics as usual

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Politics + Football = Kennedy

'Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole.'

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In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hours of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility, I welcome it.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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 ”This morning we arrived, as usual, slightly before eight o’clock and I was at my desk a few minutes later. But this time it was in a different office in a different building. The old familiar objects were there — the President’s padded rocking chair, his leather desk chair, the Presidential flag, the books and pictures — but they were shoved against the wall or stuffed into cartons. I couldn’t stand seeing the things he loved so much in a state of confusion, and I started searching through boxes looking for pictures of Caroline sitting solemnly in his Harvard chair. It had been taken on one of her evening visits to his office and was one of his favorite pictures. I wanted to bring it out to hide the ugly bareness of the room. I guess I wanted to reassure myself that nothing had changed.”

                             Evelyn Lincoln ‘My Twelve Years with John F. Kennedy’

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