Democrat and Independent Thinker..."The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." -Nietzsche

Commenting on many things, including..."A government more dangerous to our liberty, than is the enemy it claims to protect us from." - Keith Olbermann

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


William Saffire: wrong again. According to this site, William Saffire attributes the "yellow dog Democrat" to the 1928 Hoover vs. Smith presidential elections in Safire's New Political Dictionary.© 1993 by the Cobbett Corporation.

Obviously, if so, that would be wrong. The use of "yaller dog" in connection with voting Democratic dates to 1900 and the Kentucky gubanatorial race, at least, as you can see in my first YD posting. Even the reference made in the letter of 1923 predates the 1928 election.

Sloppy, sloppy, Mr. Safire.

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