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Saturday, May 06, 2006  

Thank you, Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas is a national American treasure. She has served American citizens as a White House corresondent through 4 decades covering the making and unmaking of 9 American Presidents, beginning with President John F. Kennedy.

Shortly after a White House press conference with Bush where she asked him directly, the real reason why he took the country to war in Iraq, she was both showered with thousands of roses and inundated with hate mail.

Next month, she'll have something to say about the decline and state of journalism with the release of her new book, "Watchdogs of Democracy? : The Waning Washington Press Corps and How It Has Failed the Public".

46 years ago, Helen Thomas became known for closing the presidential press conferences with "Thank you, Mr. President".

On August 20 of this year, Ms. Thomas turns 86.

Let's give her a great birthday gift and make "Watchdogs of Democracy" a best seller by pre-ordering her book.

Thanks to John at Crooks and Liars for Hat tipping me in his post about Helen Thomas's new book.

posted by voxpopgirl | 5/06/2006