Thursday, November 22, 2007

They Don't Make Them Like This Anymore



Thanks to BAC for posting this today and reminding me that of course there was a reason November 22 sounded so familiar to me. It is the 44th anniversary of JFK's assassination.

Please be sure to listen to the whole speech. It is amazing to me that there once was a president who said these words. I guess they didn't call that all-too-short era "Camelot" for nothing...

Don't let it be forgot
That once there was a spot
For one brief shining moment that was known
As Camelot.

13 comments:

LET'S TALK said...

This is a speech every American should hear during these trying times.

Even though most Republicans do not like Kennedy and bring up his affairs and how the press hid them. They should really see that this President talks about exactly what we see now.

LET'S TALK said...

This is a speech every American should hear during these trying times.

Even though most Republicans do not like Kennedy and bring up his affairs and how the press hid them. They should really see that this President talks about exactly what we see now.

JollyRoger said...

Kennedy was definitely on the right path at the time he was taken from us. I personally believe that's precisely WHY he was taken from us.

War profiteers didn't like the idea that we might start pulling away from Vietnam, and Kennedy's repeated statements about the war being something the Vietnamese would have to win themselves displeased the wrong people. And off Kennedy went.

Mauigirl said...

Let's Talk - exactly, it is so pertinent to nowadays. If only the current occupant of the White House had the same attitude.

In terms of Kennedy's affairs - I have a theory that there is something about men who crave power that must also make them crave women - maybe extra testosterone! And if they don't have that, then it's money they're after. Give me a womanizer any day over the one who wants money - or who just has a God complex (Dubya might fit into that description).

Jollyroger, I'm sure you're right. I don't think Kennedy was shot by a lone nutcase. Someone, or a group of someones, wanted him dead.

slouching mom said...

Oh, yes. And I wasn't even born when he died. No, there's been no president worthy of the title since I've been alive (Clinton, IMO, coming the closest).

And quite frankly I don't give a sh*t what they do in the bedroom (or the Oval Office, as the case may be). I do care that they show compassion for those in need. That they bring dignity to our country. That they lead fearlessly and thoughtfully.

Sigh.

FranIAm said...

I saw this over at BAC's blog earlier. What a reminder... to have a voice like that leading us and addressing us.

These are dark times indeed.

However, those of us who want change must work, write and activate for it.

I am glad to be a part of this group of bloggers with you Mauigirl.

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The Future Was Yesterday said...

Thank you so much, for remembering the greatest President America ever had. So few people remember that most awful date. Thank you again.

Mauigirl said...

Slouching Mom, you are so right. It's all about leadership. And what we have in the White House right now wouldn't know it if he tripped over it. Selfish, immature brat that he is.

Fran, I agree - we have to keep working together or else this country will never recover from these terrible years. And thanks so much, I am glad to be part of this group as well. I'm so glad to have found you all.

Future, it's hard to believe that so many people now alive don't remember JFK. But as long as we can hear his words people will realize that the presidency wasn't always the sham that it is today, and have hope that someday there may be another president with principles.

Dorothy said...

I thought this today. I wondered what things might be like if he had continued as our president. I'm so disappointed in our president. I wonder how he is able to ignore that most Americans are disappointed in his leadership...

thanks for the post..
Dorothy from grammology
remember to call gram

http://grammology.com

BAC said...

Mauigirl, thanks for the link! I will include you on my blogroll as well - and since I still can't decide which platform to use, with Yikes you age a two-fer.

Glad to see my good friend Fran here as well!


BAC

TomCat said...

Great vid, Maui. Would that we had a leader of that stature in the Democratic ranks today.

Mauigirl said...

Dorothy, I think he's probably so removed from reality that he doesn't even know how angry everyone is at him. He lives in his little bubble where no bad news is allowed to reach him.

BAC, thanks so much for linking me! It's so nice to be part of this community of bloggers.

Tomcat, I think the same thing. I look at all of the candidates and none of them inspire the way JFK did.