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Michael Scott Williams <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 25 Mar 2004 12:13:36 -0600
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I will probably not be the first to reply to this, but I believe that quote should be attributed to Will Rogers rather than Twain.

Mike Williams
> From: Larry Howe <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: 2004/03/25 Thu AM 07:47:38 CST
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> Subject: Clemens quoted in 9-11 inquiry
> Dear Twain-List participants--
> The NY Times quotes Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage before the 9-11 commission as saying the following:
> "The words of Samuel Clemens come to mind, and that is even though you're on the right track , you can get run over if you'r not going fast enough."
> This is one attribution that I'm not familiar with.  Can anyone help me out.  Did Clemens/Twain say this? In what context?
> I knew it was just a matter of time before his words were invoked by someone, but I just didn't know how they'd be construed.
> --Larry Howe