john sherman cooper always wanted to make a difference. in 1960, a survey was taken of 50 washington correspondents about the most skilled senators of the day. cooper was ranked first among all republicans, even besting the man who had defeated him for republican leader two years before, everett dirksen. newsweek wrote that, “the senator from kentucky has long impressed unbiased onlookers with his quiet confidence.” following his retirement majority leader mike mansfield mentioned him as a possible vice president to replace agnew. that same year, his name was floated as a special prosecutor in the watergate investigation. he was highly regarded in the senate in large part because of his principal stance on the issues. more than any of us, senator john stennis of mississippi said, “he has really made an extraordinary effort to cast every vote and every speech on the basis of what he believed to be right and just and the best thing for the country as he saw it.” for instance, cooper opposed fellow republican senator joe mccarthy. he
sherman cooper who represented kentucky in the u.s. senate between 1946 and 1973. senator mcconnell talks about cooper's personal life and his impact on the state. this 55 minute program was hosted by somerset community college in somerset, kentucky. rep. rogers: senator mcconnell, president jill, distinguished guests. jill marshall did a great job introducing me. she went above and beyond the truth, but like mae west said one time, too much of a good thing is simply wonderful.
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