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Katie Couric’s 10 Questions


CBS News has a new series debuting tonight where Katie Couric asks the top candidates of both parties the same 10 questions. Sample questions:

When was the last time you lost your temper – and what came of it?

What’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made – how did you recognize it-and what did you do to change course?

What’s the worst piece of advice you’ve ever given another person?

Bring back the YouTube crazies if you ask me. And here’s one seemingly directed at the Giuliani and Clinton camps:

Harry Truman said, “A man not honorable in his marital relations is not usually honorable in any other” and many people say they don’t feel comfortable supporting someone who has not remained faithful to his or her spouse-can you understand their position?

This quote is reportedly from 1931, long before Harry Truman served with FDR who had his own marital issues. I wonder if Katie Couric will ask a question about the entire quote, however?

Since childhood at my mother’s knee, I have believed in honor, ethics and right living as its own reward. I find a very small minority who agree with me on that premise. For instance, I picked a West Pointer, son of an honorable father, a man who should have had Washington, Lee, Jackson, Gustavus Adolphus for his ideals, to associate with me in carrying out a program and I got — a dud, a weakling, no ideals, no nothing. He’d use his office for his own enrichment, he’s not true to his wife (and a man not honorable in his marital relations is not usually honorable in any other). He’d sell me or anyone else he’s associated with out for his own gain. (pp. 185-6).

It actually would be very interesting to see how each candidate answered, “Harry Truman was a great admirer of Robert E. Lee. Are you?”


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