Transgenic Mice Advice?

Wolfgang Schechinger hubahopp at gmx.de
Sat Dec 11 14:34:00 EST 2004


But then a news broadcast came on and JFK
leaped up, ran to the radio, and turned up the volume to listen
to it. Offended, Beckwith threw him out.

Another curious observation that the book establishes is that
Kennedy did not smoke and was only a social drinker. So if, as I
detailed in the Mary Meyer tale, Kennedy ended up a White House
coke-sniffer and acid head, it was a definite break with the
past.

The Blairs' book established some paradigms that would be
followed in the anti-Kennedy genre. First, and probably foremost,
is the influence of Kennedy's father in his career. In fact, Joe
Kennedy's hovering presence over all his children is a prime
motif of the book. The second theme that will be followed is the
aforementioned female associations. The third repeating pattern
the Blairs' established is the use of Kennedy's health problems
as some kind of character barometer. That because Kennedy and his
circle were not forthright about this, it indicates a covert
tendency and a penchant for covering things up.

It would be easy to dismiss The Search for JFK as a slanted book,
and even easier to argue that the authors had an agenda. Clay
Blair was educated at Tulane and Columbia and served in the Navy
from 1943-1946. He was a military affairs writer and Pentagon
correspondent for Time-Life from 1949 to 1957. He then became an
editor for the Saturday Evening Post and worked his way up to





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