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Thursday, May 22, 2014

How the Mighty Have Fallen? Ahmadinejad Riding a Bus

It's reported that former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has returned to his original career as a college professor of civil engineering, and what's more, he rides the bus to work daily,


Anonymous said...

At one time we at least paid lip service to the concept of the citizen politician who returned to his previous way of life after his public service ended. No special privileges or perquisites.

Harry S Truman springs to mind.

Michael Collins Dunn said...

Ah yes, my fellow Missourian HST I believe took a train with Bess from Union Station (which may soon be named for him) back ti Independence and whenasked what he planned to do next said "Take the luggage up to the attic." Cincinnatus returning to his plow. One of my proudest moments was getting to shake his hand when I was in high school. Give 'em hell, Harry, wherever you are.