Carol Platt Liebau: Czech It Out

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Czech It Out

One of the players on the Czech hockey team, which today won a bronze medal at the Winter Olympics, is Jaromir Jagr. To his credit, he loves America -- as this item notes, back during the Communist days, he carried a picture of Ronald Reagan in his school book, at personal risk.

He likewise had an American flag in his bedroom, as well as two decals of Old Glory on the windshield of his car in Czechoslovakia. He wears the number "68" to memorialize the Prague Spring, when a brave people's hopes of freedom were cruelly crushed by the U.S.S.R.

Today, he's a star player with the New York Rangers. America should be proud to have him here.

Apparently, he doesn't think as highly of Kruschev's "great deed" as William Taubman, who never lived under the jackbooted heel of Soviet oppression, does. Funny how that works.


Blogger COPioneer said...

Excellent. I'm even happier that I drafted him on my Fantasy Hockey team! Of course largely because of that move, I'm in 1st place in my league...not that anyone here cares or should care.

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