There’s a line in L’il Abner (the most underrated Broadway musical ever) — in the song, “Progress Is The Root Of All Evil” with the refrain, “bring back the good old days!” — in which the rich guy complains “I went to see the President / They asked me to wait / And though I knew that he was swamped / With matters of state / A fella named Ben Hogan / Walked right through the front gate! Bring back the good old days!” Eisenhower liked to golf. (Ben Hogan was the Tiger Woods of his day.)
I thought of this during Chris Hayes’ Thing One, Thing Two segment Friday night. You gotta love these two minutes.