On this day - in 1961 - at his Inauguration - US President John F. Kennedy told his audience:
"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country."
"Those words are among the most famous spoken by any American."
"That's true, and in Omaha, you have a special reason to celebrate that - because Ted Sorenson - who wrote most of it was born in Lincoln, grew up in Nebraska, and always wrote really warmly about the state."
That was Robert Lehrman - the former chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore - speaking with Gary Saddelmyer at KFAB in Omaha, NE.
Lehrman did say that the author of a majority of the speech - Ted Sorenson - did NOT write that most notable line - that being penned by President Kennedy himself.
Buzzing right along...
The fight over healthcare reform rages on...
The House - approving yesterday - a bill to repeal President Obama's healthcare law.
The vote - mostly along party lines passed - 245 to 189.
Three Democrats even joined Republicans to pass the measure.
Brian Diarling - Director of Government Relations at the Heritage Foundation - spoke to Chip Franklin in San Diego about the healthcare bill:
"And that's the problem with Obamacare - there are some good provisions in the bill - I'll admit - one of which is to have this independent advisory board looking for cuts - looking for waste, fraud and abuse - but you take it as a whole - it's all built around this un-Constitutional individual mandate - you know - giving the Federal Government the power to tell American's they have to buy this product no matter what the cost or else they're going to get fined by the IRS - that's not the way the Constitution is drawn up - you can't do something like this."
While the House has now officially voted to repeal the law - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid - a Democrat - says he has NO plans to bring up the package for a vote. But Senate Republicans say - they haven't given up the fight.
I'm Jessica Curtis, and that's your talk radio buzz, from Fox News Radio.