“Let It Snow!” – the Christmas song that isn’t…

  Every year at Christmas time, when I hear someone sing or say “Let It Snow!” I am reminded of what I learned when I looked into the song that popularized that phrase. It was launched into our holiday lexicon in December 1945, when singer and big band leader Vaughn Monroe released the first recording … Read more

The ironic dual anniversary of two famous Clinton quotations

Hillary Clinton looms so large in the political landscape today, it’s hard to remember when she didn’t. But, in fact, she was relatively unknown to most Americans until January 26, 1992. On that Sunday night, Hillary and her husband Bill Clinton appeared together on 60 Minutes, in a heavily watched interview with Steve Kroft that … Read more

Looking back at some famous quotes generated by the “Lewinsky Scandal”

In addition to generating a lot of political fireworks, the “Lewinsky Scandal” involving President Bill Clinton and 22-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinsky generated several famous quotations. On January 26, 1998, President Bill Clinton held a press conference in which he famously and vehemently denied having an affair with Lewinsky, saying:        “I did not … Read more

George H.W. Bush and “the vision thing”…

It’s impossible to predict what quotes will come to be indelibly associated with each president of the United States. However, the famous quotes most presidents are remembered for include some they may regret and be haunted by later. One of the quotes by George Herbert Walker Bush in that category is his remark about “the … Read more