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Sunday, June 07, 2009

I see that Caribou Barbie visited upstate New York last weekend for founder’s day in Auburn New York. I wonder who dressed her and paid her airfare and accommodations.

Auburn was home to William Seward and Harriet Tubman. Both were eminent abolitionists. Seward was a two-term N.Y. governor and rival to Lincoln for the 1860 Republican nomination. He travelled west to campaign for Lincoln and became Lincoln’s Secretary of State. According to Doris Kearns Goodwin, Seward thought Lincoln a lightweight and expected to wield great power from this post, but soon revised his opinion and became a valued confidant and advisor to Lincoln.

If only modern Republicans could drop their sore loser act and make themselves useful this way.

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