Posted by Bill R on May 03, 2000 at 13:46:59:
In Reply to: Re: Mystery Lady #3 ... REVEALED! posted by Doc M on May 03, 2000 at 13:19:38:
: : : Hrummmph! Hrummmph! I was NOT portraying Popeye, Miss...
: : : I was supposed to be General Douglas MacArthur! My
: : : brother couldn't find the appropriate sunglasses for
: : : me to wear at the time. You see? Even at 4 years
: : : old my sweaters were unbuttoned and my pants were
: : : falling down!
: : : Doc M
: : Dear Doc M,
: : Douglas McArthur, eh? Well, YOU'RE FIRED! PACK UP AND GO HOME!
: : signed
: : Harry S. Truman
: : p.s. pull your pants up. There aren't any Hurons around here.
: LOL! Dougie was one of the Household Gods when I was growing
: up...my family was always fond of megalomaniacs. One of my
: favorite parts of Truman's book Plain Speaking was when
: he talked about that SOB MacArthur always wearing a
: crumpled field hat...Truman said he probably had an aide
: who did nothing but pre-crumple his hats for him!
: Doc M
I loved James Whitmore doing Give 'Em Hell Harry. And you're right, Truman thought Dugout Doug was a prima donna. Truman had been an artillery battery officer in WW I and had really seen the bear. Doug was a friggin aide during the big one, and politics got him where he was. Did you know he (McArthur) wrote his own citation for the medal of honor stating how heroic it was for him to leave his troops on Bataan and obey orders of the President to leave? And Congress awarded it to him, cause we badly needed a hero at that time - the Japanese were kicking butt all over the pacific. Emporer McArthur was a true, dyed in the wool West Point ring knocker. Typical of the breed.
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