Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The real menace.....................................

Jimmy himself, in a rare moment of self-awareness, offered this reflection on his long grudge match with Bobby Kennedy:  "A corrupt Jimmy Hoffa is no great danger to the United States of America.  There are police forces and law-enforcement agencies to take care of a Jimmy Hoffa, courts of law to try him and jails to incarcerate him, if he truly violates the laws.  The real menace is a vindictive cabinet officer with power over the courts, who by threat or coercion can force weak men to do his bidding and thus make a mockery of the forces of law and order."

-Larry Tye,  as excerpted from Bobby Kennedy:  The Making of a Liberal Icon.  Some quick and easy background on the "blood feud" between Jimmy Hoffa and Bobby Kennedy may be found here.

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