Tuesday, May 17, 2016
It took my best magnifying glass to make it out, a single word on the one ladies paper hat. "WARD" It's not a term used much anymore, but there was a time when every person in the United States knew what a ward healer was. In the days of on the ground machine politics, a ward healer solved peoples problems, found them jobs and medical care in return for party loyalty. Sure, it was considered corrupt. but it was a hell of a lot better than the machine politics of today, as party leaders bend over backward to do favors for big donors while the rest of us get forgotten.