Categories Featured Ike Commercial Post author By Wess Post date September 1, 2007 3 Comments on Ike Commercial Interesting to see how things have changed over the years. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... By Wess Teacher, author, Quaker, and public theologian. He works at Guilford College, enjoys riding his Triumph Bonneville, and listening to music. View Archive → ← Dress Down Friday | Books for Mac, Dashboard Plugin, iPod Hymnbook and Einstein → The Wisdom of Youth 3 replies on “Ike Commercial” OK – I’m not such a history student, but I thought I was a decent Web researcher, but I can’t figure out who the first of the three donkeys is, “John,” I believe, with the bushy hair on top. Dean is Acheson, Sec’y of State, and the caricature matches up, and the third, “Harry” is Truman, though why they come up since this is apparently from the general election period (“Adlai goes the other way”) a few bars later. The only “John” in Truman’s cabinet was Snyer, Sec’y of the Treasury, which seems an unlikely target for Ike’s political wrath, and the picture doesn’t match up either. Any other ideas? Say, did you know that Eisenhauer was born into an Anabaptist family? And they became Jehovah’s Witnesses when he was a kid? Interesting background for a general! Apparantly they kind of hushed this up, since this was back when hushing things up was actually possible. @Thomast — I have no idea, but I learned a lot from your comment! @ CAMASSIA not something I’d heard before, but I can imagine why they hushed that up. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.