Re: Harriet Rubin in Monday's Nov. 22 USA Today, "The Forum" section.
When a journalist goes to the trouble of discussing history to make her points, she should at least get her facts straight. Rubin says,
"The Founding Fathers were followed by presidents whom history is hard-pressed to remember. Even his contemporaries asked, 'Who is James Polk?' But one doesn't remember them because they did not lead the nation into ka-booming wars, dramas or revolutions."
Yeah, except that, using a trumped-up incident, in 1845 James Polk led the U.S. into the contentious land-grabbing Mexican-American War. Ka-boom!
Duh! Kind of forgot that, didn't you, Harriet?