Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Taft (Not Taft)

The first new monument I spotted in DC this go-round that I hadn't seen before was this memorial to Robert Taft. At first I thought it was a monument to William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States and later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, but I was mistaken. This Taft was a US Senator from Ohio between 1939 and 1953. I guess anybody with a powerful enough lobby can get a sculpture placed in DC. And that big building behind him is a bell tower. It takes an awful big lobby to get your own bell tower.  (More bell towers coming up later in this broadcast.)

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