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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
NBC’s Brian Williams foolishly pretends that gutter politics are something new
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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Oct. 23, 2013 6:16 p.m.



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When former House Speaker Tom Foley (above) died the other day, Brian Williams of NBC offered a brief eulogy in which he said that Foley “served in a different era” — thusly implying that the politics of 20 years ago were more civil and fair-minded than today.

Steve M.  of No More Mister Nice Blog TAKES ISSUE with Williams by noting that Foley was the victim of unfounded gay-baiting by Republican operatives:

Yes, every obituary of Tom Foley says that he worked extremely well across the aisle. But he did not “serve in a different era.” He served at the ...

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