Truman vs Dewey ; Bertie vs Truth

In my previous post I mentioned the Truman vs Dewey election and was reminded of the slogan most associated with Truman, and how important it was in defining the man.

The Buck stops here!

It describes an era where no one wanted to take responsibility for the problems in the government. And Truman was willing to take that buck that was being passed, and step up to the responsibilities of government errors and problems.

And I was thinking about Bertie, and how the quote could be changed to reflect his apparent behavior,

The buck stops here, in my pocket.

Except that in this case we are talking about the ‘real’ Buck, the Euro, the Quid. After all, banking out of his suitcase is his defining moment.

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