Name that President (Part 2)

As you can tell from my last post, I love history.  I’m blown away by the talking heads on TV who rattle off political positions or opinions.  President image2I often wonder how much of the junk actually infects the general public.  Part of me hopes that people dig deeper than the surface of partisan politics and review what our politicians actually say and actually do.

In this “Name that President” post, I chose to stick with the inaugural address theme because it is amazing what rhetoric can be found in the text from these speeches.

Excerpt from speech:

We hear much of special interest groups. Well, our concern must be for a special interest group that has been too long neglected. It knows no sectional boundaries or ethnic and racial divisions, and it crosses political party lines. It is made up of men and women who raise our food, patrol our streets, man our mines and factories, teach our children, keep our homes, and heal us when we’re sick — professionals, industrialists, shopkeepers, clerks, cabbies, and truck drivers. They are, in short, `We the people,’ this breed called Americans.

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Joey Mattingly, PharmD, MBA is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy located in Baltimore, Maryland. Joey has managed retail and long-term care pharmacy operations in Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana. Leading Over The Counter is a blog of Joey's views and opinions on the topics of pharmacy leadership and management and do not represent the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Joey can be followed on Twitter @joeymattingly.

2 Responses to “Name that President (Part 2)

  • David Sparrow
    3 years ago

    Ronald Reagan! Republican poster boy.

  • Great job Dave, was that too easy? This quote is from the same speech as “Government isn’t a solution to the problem, government is the problem…” which was his 1981 inaugural address. I find it fascinating that in the same speech he bashes the government that he then thanks the government employees (those who “patrol our streets…teach our children”). I wonder if anyone connects that or do they just think of the sound bites?

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