Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated today.

President Harding spoke of Lincoln as a "natural human being with the frailties mixed with the virtues of humanity." And Chief Justice Taft spoke of Lincoln's "Christ-like character."

2 comments:

chuck b. said...

Interesting to remember someone for their frailty. (Emily Dickinson also comes to mind.) Not a widely appreciated virtue in American grown-ups.

Noone even remotely Lincolnesque could ever be elected again.

Ralph said...

Was Taft making a dig at Harding's sins, and was Harding making a Clintonian spin that the other Presidents had frailties?