Alexander Haig is one of my favorites. Like most of us, he was far from perfect, but he served our country well. From West Point, to the Cabinet as Secretary of State, his career reflected good military and political acumen. He was one of our great patriots.
One of the interesting personal characteristics he evidenced, was a rib tickling ability to invent unusual, but very utilitarian phrases, called Haigisms.
To honor him, I will now leave you with three of his best; they are not copyrighted, so you can use them where appropriate:
I believe these first two came about when someone stated that he might have lied about something--
[ and puposefully]......."a tactical misrepresentation"
We sent a message to the Russians that was a "calculated ambiguity", that would be CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD.
I still LMAO when I think of trying to cross verbal swords with General Al Haig.
Many of us remember when President Reagan had been shot by a would-be assassin. There could have been unrelenting chaos, but Al Haig, as Secretary of State, in his inimitable style, came to the podium and said, "I am in control here" [the VP was out of town]. The liberals never let us forget this "terrible gaffe"--but we know that was because they had no one in their ranks as great as Al Haig.
Let us celebrate his memory, and give thanks that the USA produced such a man.
"Laugh so hard, that even 'Sorrow' smiles at you. Live life so well, that even 'Death' loves to see you alive". (author unknown) "....would someone please show this poor asshole the way out of town?"....Avram Belinsky, the "Frisco Kid".
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