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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 12:46 PM
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119. If I had known in 1975 what Helms would be like later on..
I might have felt relief at his death. Relief; not gloating.

In fact, I was a child in 1975; hadn't heard of Helms; but had just heard the news of Maggie Thatcher becoming leader of the Tory Party - and knew even THEN that she'd be a disaster for us. (I called her the 'Thatcher Rat'.) Maybe if she'd died it would have saved us from a disastrous mess - or maybe not; we might have elected someone just as awful in her place.

But I don't think someone like Tony Snow was on the level of Helms, or Maggie, or Bush. He supported bad things, but didn't instigate them. I honestly think if he'd never been born, it wouldn't really have made much difference to the outcome of American politics. The war, etc., would have still happened.
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