Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Joseph McCarthy

Joseph McCarthy was a U.S. Senator, better known for his – to put it lightly – "anti-communist suspicions" during the early days of the Cold War.

He was also born, raised, and buried here in the Fox Valley.

On a day leading up to the Republican National Convention, a fan of McCarthy traveling to Minneapolis from the east coast by way of Appleton, stopped at the grave and gifted a rather large bouquet of roses presumably for what would be McCarthy's 100th birthday this year.

A card attached to the arrangement said: "Congratulations, Senator, on being 100 – years old, and percent right."

I'm going to let that speak for itself...

The grave site of former Wisconsin Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy shown in St. Mary's Cemetery in Appleton, Wis., Wednesday, Sept. 3 , 2008.
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