Judy Wallman, a professional genealogical researcher, discovered that Hillary Clinton's great-great uncle, Remus Rodham, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889.
The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows. On the back of the picture is this inscription: "Remus Rodham; horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889."
Judy e-mailed Hillary Clinton for comments. Hillary's staff of professional image adjusters sent back the following biographical sketch:
"Remus Rodham was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to service at a government facility, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed."
And THAT is how it's done folks!-----------GET READY!!!!-------
We could very easily subsitute Canadain towns, relatives and politcians. Got to love their writers, eh?
Amusing, but I would run this one through snopes if I wanted to spare the time. Sounds like typical bogus internet stuff, like "McCain's black baby" and "Obama the stealth Muslim". Especially in an election year, a lot of people get their shorts in a bunch over imaginary stuff.
Don't bother with snopes--it's just a humorus example of how the spinmestiers work--if makes it any more palatable, you can substitute "John Mc Cain" for Hillary's name--it's still funny either way!
Hmm, as Henry Ford is misqouted, "History is Bunk!" (required T content)