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A Profile in Courage

She's missing both legs They were blown off in Iraq She gets along without them though Seems she just took stock of her situation, pronounced herself fit ~ Now in the United States Senate she sits Senator Tammy Duckworth's her name And virtue signaling's not her game You won't hear her moan and groan about Trump and Clinton's calls on the phone... She's far too busy seeing to legislation to help wounded veterans' rehabilitation Three cheers for a remarkable woman and her work ~ A hero midst a club of posturing, pompous jerks

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 10/28/2019 2:27:00 PM
I have heard of her and admire her, you are right, we need more like her in Congress (and everywhere!)
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 10/28/2019 4:06:00 PM
Thanks for the feedback, Michelle, and glad you see her for who she really is, i.e., a woman dedicated to getting important things done for real people. No posturing or whining from Tammy Duckworth. And you are so right: We need do-ers, not critics, in D.C. Thanks again, Gershon
Date: 10/28/2019 8:52:00 AM
Excellent poem Gershon! Great that you could bring this to our attention :)
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 10/28/2019 9:09:00 AM
Thanks for letting me that the description of Tammy Duckworth was informative for you, Heidi. Warmest wishes, Gershon
Date: 10/28/2019 8:24:00 AM
GREAT poem my friend!!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 10/28/2019 9:08:00 AM
Hey, Bobby May: Thanks for the support! You're OK!! :-) gw
Date: 10/27/2019 8:41:00 PM
A remarkable woman. Only a poet like you, Would be up to acknowledging anyone on Capitol Hiil. We are too busy shredding the others. I would not want to be there at all right now... Not enough support for many, just holy us...pointing fingers if they have an R or a D on their backside. Then we sling mud. PR
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 10/27/2019 10:28:00 PM
Thank you for your spirited feedback, Panagiota. Very, very kind words you wrote... And I'll admit, I was not a Duckworth fan right up to her election. But now that I've seen how she handles her office, as service(!), she being a server/representative Senator---and not a power-drunk ego-tripper, I am very impressed with her. Thank you again, my dear friend. Blessings, gw