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The Vacant Chair

No, not that vacant chair, as enjoyable as it was. If there’s one thing the Left can’t stand, it’s mockery, and Clint gave it to them with both barrels. 

Rather, more somberly, and in line with my earlier post relating the Romney/Ryan Heartland Campaign to Grant’s strategic objective at Vicksburg, it’s the great Civil War–era song by George F. Root and H. S. Washburn, “The Vacant Chair,’ and it has resonance today for all our returning soldiers who’ve lost comrades on the battlefield. Watch and listen:


You can also hear the great Irish tenor John McCormack sing it here

Michael Walsh — Mr. Walsh is the author of the novels Hostile Intent and Early Warning and, writing as frequent NRO contributor David Kahane, Rules for Radical Conservatives.


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