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Friday, January 20, 2006


Matt Littman

Gregorie is plagerizing an FDR quip. During the 1940 Election he was accused of sending a navy ship to retrieve his scottish terrier Falla. His response was in a similar vein.

David Sturrock

The "Fala" quip -- craftily designed to be the highlight of one FDR's few major campaign appearances in 1944 -- was a play on an episode related to his secret meeting with Winston Churchill aboard a naval vessel off the coast of Newfoundland in the summer of 1941.


Gregoire said in the speech, "I’d like to paraphrase from a speech delivered in 1944 by President Franklin Roosevelt." The sentence I quoted in the post was taken verbatim from Roosevelt's speech, except of course with "Franz" substituted for "Fala." Here's a site with more information on Fala, who, in my opinion, was a much cuter dog than Franz: http://bushybarney.tripod.com/fala.htm

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