The recent eulogy of Ambassador Robert Strauss by U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson failed to mention the significant contributions to Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush, particularly the former in his selection of Howard Baker as White House chief of staff.
However, mentioning Strauss in the same sentence as Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln gave me pause, as did the inclusion of Johnson, Obama and Kennedy on the same level.
Presidential historians everywhere would label this as, at best, incredulous.
— Richard Hein,