The Presidency: Just Wild About Harry

Just Wild About Harry

POLITICAL BODY SNATCHING IS AS OLD AS POLITICS. HARRY TRUMAN, THE latest victim, did a bit of it himself, posing as a latter-day Andrew Jackson, relishing every picture beside a statue of Old Hickory. So it should be no surprise that President Bush is the latest of a legion who have tried to grab a bit of Truman, posing as come-from-behind, give-'em-hell George.

An indignant Bill Clinton plans to reclaim Truman this week when he opens his fall campaign on Labor Day in Harry's home precinct, Independence, Missouri. Truman's daughter Margaret accused Bush of being a "political plagiarist." Truman biographer David...

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