Northern Neighbors

harding-they-died-in-our-service.GIF Need I point out, Republicans all

The ever-changing rankings of George Bush by historians and in popular opinion can fill hours of fun, but Warren Harding stands like a rock in the ranks of bad presidents.

And Canada remembers!

From the Dominion comes a stirring YouTube salute to the little mourned Ohioan, who became the first President to visit Canada on his ill-fated Western journey towards death in San Francisco’s Palace Hotel. harding-palace-hotel.jpg [not a plaque there, by the way]

Who knew Vancouver had a Harding Memorial? harding-memorila-canada.jpg
Let’s harken back to that bygone era through Harding’s words:

“No grim-faced fortifications mark our frontiers, no huge battleships patrol our dividing waters, no stealthy spies lurk in our tranquil border hamlets. Only a scrap of paper, recording hardly more than a simple understanding, safe-guards lives and properties on the Great Lakes, and only humble mile posts mark the inviolable boundary line for thousands of miles through farm and forest.”

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