Compiled by London swaminathan
Date: 9 FEBRUARY 2017
Time uploaded in London:- 18-06
Post No. 3621
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My Vote for You!
There is the story of a Yankee farmer who promised his vote to the Democratic candidate for Selectman and ten minutes later promised it to the Republican nominee. To his wife’s rebuke he replied cannily,
“Did you notice how pleased each of the candidates were?”
“Well, I pleased them both, and on Election Day I will please myself, and then we shall all be pleased together”.
Public offices anecdotes
The typically parliamentary mind suffers considerably from the necessity of departing from orderly procedure. This was clearly demonstrated in the meeting of the Town Council of a small city on the West coast of USA. The session was interrupted by a mild earthquake shock, and all present hastened out of the building to safety.
The clerk found himself severely perplexed by the problem of concluding his formal minutes of the meeting in the proper manner. After mulling over the problem for a considerable length of time, he was inspired to the following conclusion:
“On motion of the City Hall, the Council adjourned”.
I am ready to walk: Lincoln
Lincoln was once asked if he did not find the office of the presidency with all its attendant ceremonies rather tiresome at times.
Lincoln replied, “Yes, sometimes. In fact I feel sometimes like a man who was ridden out of town on a rail and said “If it wasn’t for the honour of the thing, I would rather walk”.
God and Abraham Lincoln!
John Bach McMaster , the historian, told this story of Abraham Lincoln.
When he was a very small boy he was taken to a reception at the White House . The guests were lined up and led past the president under the watchful eyes of the ushers. No one was allowed to come very close or shake his hand. One old man who had come a long distance just for this occasion was very disappointed at not having shaken hands with the President.
Just before leaving the line the old timer waved his hat at the president and shouted, “Mr President, I am from up in York state where we believe that God Almighty and Abraham Lincoln are going to save the country”.
Jovially the president waved back at him ,”My friend, you are half right, was his reply”.
Lincoln’s Knowledge of History!
Jefferson Davis insisted on being recognised by his official title as commander or President in the regular negotiations with the US Government. This Mr Lincoln would not consent to.
Mr Hunte there upon referred to the correspondence between King Charles the first and his parliament as a precedent for a negotiation between a constitutional government and rebels. Mr Lincoln’s face then wore that indescribable expression which generally preceded his hardest hits, and he remarked ,”Upon questions of history, I must refer you to Mr Seward for he is posted on such things and I don’t profess to be; but my only distinct recollection of the matter is that Charles lost his head”.