In the post immediately below, I questioned Tom Daschle's expertise as an historian. More evidence of Daschle's tenuous grasp of the subject can be gleaned from his recent book, Like No Other Time. Excerpt from page 13 of the book:
The Roosevelts--both Theodore and Franklin--had drawn their own lines in the sand back in the 1920s and 1930s, aggressively creating government programs and institutions to respond in an unprecedented way to the needs of the American people.
Though it may seem pedantic, it's worth pointing out that Theodore Rooselvelt was president from 1901 to 1909, NOT "back in the 1920s and 1930s" as Daschle so glibly claims. This is not the only relatively minor error in the book. There are several others, almost all relating to historical dates and figures. It's amusing that on page 27 of his book, Daschle says that he has "always had a fascination with history[.]" You wouldn't know it from reading his book.