JFK HAS NO LOVE FOR STROM THURMOND ON VALENTINE'S DAY
February 14, 2011, Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Forty-nine years ago today, Valentine's Day, February 14, 1962, President John F. Kennedy conducted a news conference in which a reporter asked this question...
"Mr. President, this being Valentine's Day, sir, do you think it might be a good idea if you would call Senator Strom Thurmond* of South Carolina down to the White House for a heart-to-heart talk about the whole disagreement over the censorship of the military speeches and what he calls your defeatist foreign policy?"
Senator Strom Thurmond
President Kennedy's response was...
"Well, I think that that meeting should be probably prepared at a lower level..."
In 1948, he was the presidential nominee of the States Rights or Dixiecrat party. ST completed his political career in the US Senate from 1956-2003.
February 14, 2011, North Africa (JFK+50) Sixty-nine years ago today, February 14, 1942, American forces were defeated here at the Kasserine Pass by the Afrika Corps led by Field Marshall Erwin Rommel.
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