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Documentary salutes Pete McCloskey

Original post made on Jul 2, 2009

A documentary on the life and career of former congressman Pete McCloskey will run on KQED-TV (Channel 9) on Sunday, July 5.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 1:41 PM

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Posted by Andrew L. Freedman, a resident of another community
on Jul 2, 2009 at 10:56 am

I'd like to add my story and compliments to Pete McCloskey.

Many years ago, I was unemployed and was slipping downhill fast, behind on rent and going a little hungry when I was slipping through the phone book for potential law firms that might need an administrative assistant or legal secretary.

I saw Pete's law firm and I knew that he was a former Congressman and Marine. I, being a (former) Marine, thought that I might be able to get my foot in the door given the Marine Corps motto, Semper Fidelis (always faithful).

He answered the phone, we talked and he asked me to come down with my resume. His secretary happened to be out on extended sick leave.

When I got to the office, we talked, went out to the computer and WordPerfect came up. He asked if I knew how to use it. But, of course.

He kept me working until I got my feet back on the ground and had secured a permanent job. And believe me, in Marine Corps fashion, Pete did not skimp on loading me up with challenging work.

I will always be thankful to him for that.

Andy Freedman
Palo Alto, CA
androcls@aol.com


Andy Freedman
Palo Alto, CA
androcls@aol.com


Posted by More on Pete, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 4, 2009 at 6:43 pm

In May 2000, McCloskey was one of the speakers at the 13th Institute for Historical Review (IHR) Conference. IHR is among other things a self-described Revisionists site, with many Holocaust deniers among its founders, members and speakers.

Some quotes attributed to McCloskey during his speech at the IHR conference - quotes are from the Institute for Historical Review website.

"I came because I respect the thesis of this organization," said former Congressman Paul (Pete) McCloskey, Jr., "that thesis being that there should be a reexamination of whatever governments say or politicians say or political entities say." In his Sunday evening banquet address.

"Earlier here today I listened to speeches about the courage of men in France, Britain, Germany, and New Zealand who have spoken out against the commonly accepted concept of what occurred during the Second World War in the so-called Holocaust."

In its review of the conference the IHR website states that McCloskey praised the Institute for Historical Review as the "striking edge" of the revisionist movement, and concluded by wishing the IHR "good luck."


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