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Subj: Politics in Comic Books
Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 at 09:21:54 pm EDT (Viewed 16 times)
Funny thing I realizedâ€¦
I was on Wiki just browsing around and I ended up reading
"Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy"
Basically it was a phrase spoken during the 1988 United States vice-presidential debate by Democratic vice-presidential candidate Senator Lloyd Bentsen to Republican vice-presidential candidate Senator Dan Quayle.
Quayle had routinely been comparing himself to Kennedy in his speech.
In response to this Bentsen said:
â€œSenator, I served with Jack Kennedy: I knew Jack Kennedy; Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy.â€
As soon as I read that sentence I swore that I heard it beforeâ€¦somewhere in comics.
It was eating away at my mind as I tried to remember. Then it hit me -
It was in Civil War 7, where Hercules was fighting Clor and said:
â€œHow darest thou wear the flesh of the Odinson?! I knew Thorâ€¦Thor was a friend of mineâ€¦and you know something imposter? THOU ART NO THOR!â€
Then he smashes the clone's head with his own Mjolnir hammer baby!!!
Not to surprising that writers borrowed lines from real-life history/politics considering that Civil War was a huge political themed storyâ€¦
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