NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- In my formative years I was often told to "mind my manners" and "watch your mouth, young man." Thankfully I was born after the era where children had their mouths washed out if something perceived as "dirty" came out of them.It seems unfair to vilify leaders who are rash or pungently candid. French author Jules Verne (1828-1905) wrote in his triumphant book "Around the World in 80 Days," "It may be taken for granted that, rash as the Americans are, when they are prudent there is good reason for it."
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