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The wanderer
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Okay - so politicians may not always lie, but even when they're telling the truth, don't believe what they say.

It just all depends on how you look at some things..

Judy Wallman, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California, was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that Senator Harry Reid's great-great uncle, Remus Reid, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889. Both Judy and Harry Reid share this common ancestor.

The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows in Montana territory

On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this inscription: 'Remus Reid, horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.'

So Judy recently e-mailed Senator Harry Reid for information about their great-great uncle.
Harry Reid:


Believe it or not, Harry Reid's staff sent back the following biographical sketch for her genealogy research:

"Remus Reid was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed."

NOW THAT's how it's done, Folks!

That's real POLITICAL SPIN!

(From a "forward" I received in my email)
:eek: :gaah: :nuts:
 

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That is a pretty interesting spin on the original story, eh?
 

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Interesting ... The working mind of the folks in power ...Changing history ...
 

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Pretty funny... :D

It's been floating around for years with the politician's name changed in each version, but still worth another read and a laugh.
 

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Hehehe...... Snopes ruins many a good story .......! :rolleyes:
 

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The wanderer
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Like most "email forwards" it's gone around and around, and changes from time to time. But the gist of it is still the same.

I have a friend I've known most of my (kinda long) life, and he is a master of this sort of thing. Never became a politician, but I swear he could talk his way into the White House. I've never known anyone with such a "gift" (?), and he uses it too!

I wonder if a politician were to read it would they be impressed? Envious? Feel more equipped for their job now? :D
 
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