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Douglas Brinkley—I Be a Writer

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Posted on August 30 2010 8:30 pm
David Forsmark is the owner and president of Winning Strategies, a full service political consulting firm in Michigan. David has been a regular columnist for Frontpage Magazine since 2006. For 20 years before that, he wrote book, movie and concert reviews as a stringer for the Flint Journal, a midsize daily newspaper.
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On one of the endless 5 year reminiscences about Hurricane Katrina, relentlessly liberal “Presidential Historian” Douglas Brinkley, who also wrote a book about the New Orleans flood, The Great Deluge mentioned that the dragonfly was an unsung hero in the cleanup efforts.

But while I’m used to Brinkley butchering history to the benefit of liberalism, I thought he had at least some command of the English language.

The way Brinkley tells it, people were afraid to come help in New Orleans because of the fear of West Nile Virus, because of the mosquitoes and the dirty water.  Then the dragonflies saved the day.  The insects showed up and…

Brinkley: They ate as many mosquitoes as humanly possible…

Say what?

Dan Quayle call your office.

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