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You MUST click through to watch the hilarious “E:60” mini-documentary about Teddy’s repeated failures, set to stirring patriotic music, and written and narrated by Ken Burns (!).
“Theodore Roosevelt was one of the great presidents,” McCain said. “He brought America into the 20th century and transitioned us from a relatively minor nation into a great power….I’ve been paying a LOT of attention to the fact that one of the truly great presidents in history has NEVER won a race. I am outraged. That’s why I am calling for Congressional hearings to right this horrible wrong…I’m often consoled in times after I see my beloved TR finish last. I’m reminded of his immortal words: The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood. Who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. Go Teddy!”
Go now, and watch Teddy being felled by an errant landshark, a drunken leprechaun (who then does a jig on his prostrate body), and the Kool-Aid Man, who busted out from behind a hidden wall to t-bone the hapless Rough Riding mascot mere seconds before he was about to notch his first win.
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