Historical Political Events for January 5

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Year Event
1925 Nellie Taloe Ross is inaugurated governor of Wyoming, elected to complete her deceased husband William B. Ross's term of office. She is the first female governor in U.S. history. (From The Encarta® 2000 New World Timeline © Copyright 1998, Helicon Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.)
1945 "House Unamerican Activities Committee" (HUAC) made a permanent House committee - under John Rankin until 1946. [Government always has to have a war to fight. It keeps the citizens attention while more important activity goes on.]
1987 President Reagan (R) produced the first trillion-dollar budget in U.S. history. [Just think how monstrous it would have been had he not been making all those drastic government cutbacks!]
2002 At a Town Hall Meeting this date with Citizens Of Ontario, California, (also in a previous interview on 12/4/01 aired on CNN) President Bush (R) says he saw the 9/11 attack on TV: "Anyway, I was sitting there, and my Chief of Staff -- well, first of all, when we walked into the classroom, I had seen this plane fly into the first building. There was a TV set on. And you know, I thought it was pilot error and I was amazed that anybody could make such a terrible mistake" (Originally this material was on the White House web site but has now been pulled). Only one problem -- "There was no film footage of the first attack until at least the following day" . . .
2006 Israeli Prime Minister suffers stroke, in perpetual coma.
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Quote of
the Day
I'm the commander — see, I don't need to explain — I do not need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being president.
    — George W. Bush quoted in Bob Woodward's Bush at War
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