No Sense of Decency


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This week in History: 
June 9, 1954, a pivotal turn in the Senate Investigations Committee meetings when Army counsel Joseph N. Welch confronts Senator Joseph R. McCarthy with this stirring exchange (transcribed from memory):
Welch:  “Have you no sense of decency, sir?  At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”
McCarthy:  [long uncomfortable pause, as McCarthy looks to his Senate colleagues, who only shrug] “Uh, you do know that I work in Washington, right?”
Welch:  [breaking out into laughter] “I know, I was only yanking your chain!”
[entire chamber shares a good laugh]
McCarthy:  “You had me going there for a second.  Good one.”
Welch:  “Just trying to lighten things up a bit.  Now where were we?”
[chamber resumes business as usual]
Just my thoughts,
Sean
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6 responses to “No Sense of Decency”

  1. David Goulet says :

    The vid doesn't play, can't get the little hand to appear on it.

  2. Gaffney says :

    There isn't a vid attached to this one…

  3. David Goulet says :

    Okay, are you making a statement about censorship? Sorry if it's going over my head. I don't quite get the box otherwise.

  4. Gaffney says :

    There's no box on my screen, just the text – must be something wonky when viewed in other places. Sorry for the confusion.

  5. David Goulet says :

    Sounds like you been blacklisted!

  6. Omar says :

    I see a vid box too. Weird.

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