Sunday, March 26, 2017

REAL Political Spin

This is not your average political post, I'm not into politics. If you feel like reading further, you'll understand what I mean. 

Some things just depend on how you look at them...

Judy Wallman, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California , was doing some personal work on her own family tree.. She discovered that Senator Harry Reid's great-great uncle, Remus Reid, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889. Both Judy and Harry Reid share this common ancestor.


The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows  in Montana territory: 

On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this inscription: 'Remus Reid, horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.' 


So Judy recently e-mailed Senator Harry Reid for information about their great-great uncle. 


Senator Harry Reid: 
Believe it or not, Harry Reid's staff sent back the following biographical sketch for her genealogy research: 


"Remus Reid was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory . His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. 

Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. 

In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed." 

NOW THAT's how it's done, Folks...

  
That's real POLITICAL SPIN!



DISCLAIMER: This is an email I received from a friend several years ago with the ... pass this on to 800 people thing on it. Don't know if this is true or false. I just found it humorous in light of today's political climate and thought I'd pass it along for others to get a chuckle or two. 

7 comments:

Kay said...

OH MY GOSH! Are you kidding me? This is totally hilarious!

Kay said...

I just looked it up in snopes. It's all not true I'm afraid. http://www.snopes.com/politics/humor/horsethief.asp
Here it is. All made up.

dellgirl said...

Hi Kay. Thanks for stopping by to read, so happy to see you. Also thanks for the snopes input. However, This is an email I received from a friend several years ago with the ... pass this on to 800 people thing on it. Don't know if this is true or false. I just found it humorous in light of today's political climate and thought I'd pass it along for others to get a chuckle or two.

Lin Floyd said...

too funny-tall tails? but interesting!

Adam said...

Reminds me of the newspaper article that proved Trump's dad was in the KKK. Trump didn't try to spin it, just denied it.

dellgirl said...

Yes, I thought it was funny, Lin. And, a very interesting spin on the first part of the article. Thank you so much for reading and for commenting.

dellgirl said...

Hey Adam, thanks for the input. I missed that story about Trump's dad. Yes, he is good at denying things. Glad you could make it by here to read this. Thanks for leaving a great comment.