JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH – ANECDOTE ABOUT THOMAS JEFFERSON WHO REFUSED TO GIVE ONE – A STRANGE AND DISTURBING MAN WHEN YOU KNOW HIM   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN EDITORIAL IN THE GUARDIAN

The Guardian view on Trump’s State of the Union: platitudes, few plans and plenty of division
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Response to a comment about Thomas Jefferson’s not giving a State of the Union speech and fearing public speaking:

He had a fear of public speaking at least in part because of his thin, high-pitched voice. It wasn’t impressive.

Of course, it could be argued too that this perhaps most secretive of Presidents – despite all of his written stuff, most of which he completely ignored during his actual terms of office – never wanted to reveal himself as he really was.

Everything from his written pieces to the design of his plantation house, Monticello, involved hiding things and glorious false facades.

A very strange and disturbing man if you get to know him well.

Posted February 2, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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