Monday, January 16, 2006

"She's a rebel. She's a saint. She's the salt of the earth and she's dangerous."

I've stayed up too late watching a documentary about Eleanor Roosevelt to do more than write a few lines.

She engrosses me...the more I know, the more I want to learn.

Mystic, on his blog, asked when the US was going to elect a woman leader. Well, we never elected her, but I'd have to say she was the premier woman leader to come out of US politics in the 20th century.

That's all. I'm beat

P.S. Did you know that the FBI had a 30,000 page file on her?!

8 comments:

Alecya Giovanni said...

I always thought Elenor Roosevelt was an amazing woman. I would like to learn more about her myself. [sounds like its time for a research project]

Lord Bargain said...

havent the FBI got a 30,000 word file on everyone?

Aravis said...

I agree, the more I learn about her the more impressed I am. What was the name of the documentary?

LB- having had contact with terrorists I think my file is probably closer to 50,000. I'm also convinced that they bugged my house to monitor me. I don't envy them the task of listening in, though. I sing. Often. *G*

Fred said...

She was amazing. There have also been some other influential First Ladies, including Nancy and Hillary.

And, Hillary may try in 2008.

Hyde said...

Yes, she kicks ass. I thanked her in my high school yearbook. (I was a bit of a dork).

-h-

Mr-Mystic said...

The FBI had a sizeable file on everybody. Probably had an equally big one on her dog.

spinsterwitch said...

Actually, they apparently believed that she was having an affair with a young man who was involved in an organization which came before HUAC. She was also investigated for her activities as a civil rights activist.

What makes all this pretty amazing to me is that all of this investigation of her was going on while she was the first lady.

writinginAK said...

We watched part of that documentary but not the whole thing. I'd been wanting to learn more about Eleanor Roosevelt -- was the FBI thing part of the documentary? Maybe I should've watched longer!!! She looked so incredibly happy with her women friends... and what incredible political work she did! I keep having to readjust my assumptions about what life was like early and mid 20th century...

meanwhile, in word verification land ... pvzmy: an irritating pygmy?