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March 15, 2003

The first time I saw Dick speak scared me to death. Understand, I was trained by Lutherans, Missouri Lutherans. An excellent education mind you, but a Midwestern frame of mind just the same. I knew, thanks to my father, that Nixon was a crook, but to hear about the subversive nature of my government; wire taps, entrapment, blatantly criminal activity. More than I was ready for. And they were controlling the weather?

I learned some healthy skepticism eventually, but Dick taught me to question authority, about the pernicious nature of media about many things I didn't always want to hear.