FDR Fireside Chat Reference In Scott's Tower Calendar

Richard Chonak rac@gabrielmass.com
Sat Mar 16 13:25:03 EDT 2013

Speaking of Nixonian expressions, "Let me make this clear" has returned 
in the current president's bag of rhetorical tics, so the joke needs 
little to update it.   Thanks!


On 03/16/2013 12:05 PM, Bob Nelson wrote:
> I remember there was a feature in the Radio Shack circular where the
> president of the company did a "flyer-side chat".
> One episode of All In  The Family had Archie's political polar
> opposite, Maude Findlay,
> objecting to Archie's putdown of FDR's fireside chats. "Those fireside
> chats kept this
> country informed!," she yells. "And one 'my friends' from Roosevelt
> was worth a barrelful of 'Let Me Make This Perfectly Clear's!"
> Archie retorts, "Oh now you're attacking my President, huh? Well let
> me tell you one
> thing about Richard E. Nixon" (sic) :)

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