Monday, November 17, 2008

NY TIMES MAGAZINE (November 16, 2008): Letters -- HOUSE DIVIDED

November 16, 2008
House Divided
Matt Bai’s joke that Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton hadn’t spent enough time in Washington to “take the subway without a map” (The Way We Live Now, Nov. 2) is historically off. The first small segment of the subway did not open until 1976 (the year Jimmy Carter was elected), serving only a few stops between Union Station and DuPont Circle. While the subway was still a dream, Bill Clinton was a young Washington insider as an undergraduate at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (also my alma mater), where he worked for Senator J. William Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the days of the Vietnam War hearings.

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