This week’s Illustration Friday challenge word is “tree”.
Adlai Stevenson ran for president twice against Dwight Eisenhower and was defeated both times. He once said of Richard Nixon, Eisenhower’s vice-president:
“Nixon is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump for a speech on conservation.”
Stevenson, one-time governor of Illinois, eventually became Ambassador to the United Nations during the Kennedy administration. He died during his term as Ambassador.
But he sure had Nixon pegged.
I think we might still have some politicians like that? I like this illo even if it does have a tree stump in it.
Great illustration. How ironic that Nixon’s daughter married Eisenhower’s grandson. I wonder what the Thanksgiving table conversations were!! Do you think that they invited Adlai Stevenson for dessert?