Daniel Webster statue

A statue of Daniel Webster stands outside the state Capitol in Concord, N.H.

Daniel Webster finally is in the White House.

Until Joseph R. Biden Jr. put a bust of him in the Oval Office, Webster never inhabited the executive mansion, though he tried repeatedly between 1832 and 1852 to win the presidency. He was, to be sure, a constant presence there — as secretary of state to three presidents; as one of the towering congressional figures, along with Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun, of his time; as a principal in all the important issues of his era. The closest he came to living in the White House was his brick house, right across the street, on a site now occupied by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

David M. Shribman is the former executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Follow him on Twitter at ShribmanPG.

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Father of Six

Joe Biden promotes the killing of innocent American babies, has a six year old granddaughter in Arkansas he won't acknowledge exist, believes man will destroy the earth when the bible say's otherwise and believes there are three genders. I'm not encouraged to unify with him.

natives5

It’s been so nice to finally have someone who doesn’t blame blame blame every time he speaks; someone who lets the scientist speak without the fear of retaliation or disappearing into the abyss. No grandstanding for the media; no insults to the military and those that protect us; and no more waiting for the minions to tell everyone what the commander-in-chief really meant. Biden may not be able to unify the country as there are many who don’t want to unify unless the twice impeached guy tells them too, however it’s clear he’s trying and not continuing with the divisive rhetoric and aggression as in years past.

Father of Six

Yep, just government funded murder of innocent unborn children. Where's the science around choosing your own gender? You're on solid ground natives5. Hang in there, we'll impeach President Biden in 2022.

natives5

Sure, Father of Six, sure. Remember Donny was pro-choice until he realized he wanted to be a Republican.

Father of Six

Why do you keep bringing up President Trump? You know he's not president anymore, right?

natives5

I’ve known Biden’s been president since a few days after the election; you not so much. I was pointing out your hypocrisy about your abortion stance and Biden. I’m curious to know what your definition of “promoting” is since you stated President Biden “promotes” abortions.

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Michael Morris

Your comments are running afield from the topic of the column. stick to the subject or move along.

natives5

Got it. Thanks.

Father of Six

Sorry if I got too personal natives5. I have very strong feelings on the aforementioned topics.

natives5

No worries, Father of Six. I appreciate your apology and apologize to you as well.

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