Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Personal Asides: A Spiritual Daughter Winners of the Trivia Contest Terrys Latest Trivia
She is Becky Carroll, a winsome, brilliant, bubbly dedicated Democratic partisan in the best, fair-minded sense, who does a superb job of communications for Governor Rod Blagojevich and who at a young age qualifies as a seasoned pro in numberless party capacities: an aide to Mayor Richard M. Daley, a key operative for Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), a top staffer in the Al Gore 2000 presidential campaign. She has been outstanding as a communicator in a very difficult role, media spokesman for the Budget Director and since then has been elevated to assistant deputy governor; similarly outstanding as a lecturer in my Roosevelt University class; similarly outstanding as a generous human being. Probably no one has a fuller range of associations in the media, probably no one is more facile in handling of budget numbers; few imbue the fun and excitement inherent in political and public service as Becky who is a delight to know.
Terrys Trivia Winners.
Winners of Terry Przybylskis trivia contests follow:
Question: In 2008 there wont be an incumbent for president or vice-president running on either partys ticket. When was the last time that happened? Winner is Soo. The year was 1952 when the Republicans ran Dwight Eisenhower and Sen. Richard M. Nixon (R-Calif.) and the Democrats ran Adlai Stevenson and Sen. John Sparkman (D-Ala.).
Question: Who were the last two presidents to wear mustaches? Dan Kelley the winner with Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Congratulations to both Soo and Kelley.
Terrys Latest Trivia.
Again, no search engines. In the last fourteen Republican national conventions dating back to 1952, how many times has there been a candidate named Nixon, dole or Bush on the national ticket?