Truman Awards

Truman Award Winner #1: Unknown Senate Intelligence Committee Staffer
Truman Awards

Democrats.com is proud to announce a brand new award - the Truman Award! The Truman Award goes to Democrats who carry on the fighting spirit of President Harry Truman. In 1948, all the pundits were certain Truman would lose to Thomas E. Dewey. But Truman got on the train and barnstormed the country on his famous "give 'em hell" tour. After he retired in 1956, he told Look: "I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell." Our first winner is the unknown Senate Intelligence Committee staff person who authored the strategy memo on how the Democratic minority could find the truth about Bush's Iraq War lies - despite the hardball coverup by George Bush and the Republican majority.