Talk:Mo Udall

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Why is there no mention of My Lai in this article? I know that Mo Udall downplayed his role in getting this event the attention it got in Congress (see his biography), but I think it is still worth mentioning. See: http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/mylai/myl_hero.html : "One person said, "Write a letter and send it to the Army. Tell what you know and how you knew it." I decided that was half-good advice, that I should do that, but I shouldn't restrict it just to the Army. I wrote such a letter and in the end of March 1969 sent it out to thirty different Congressmen, Senators. Mo Udall, who was Congressman from Arizona---I lived in Arizona at the time acted on it, and called on the House Armed Services Committee to call on the Pentagon to conduct theinvestigation and they did so. The Pentagon responded to my letter less than two weeks later. " —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hcovitz (talkcontribs) 00:40, 22 April 2010 (UTC)


My mother is a first cousin to Morris Udall and their families were close when she and Morris were children. When I was busted by the High School Vice-Principal with firecrackers at school I was lectured at home about Morris losing his eye to a firecracker when he was a boy. So what is the truth here? Firecracker or pocket knife? Were my parents trying to manipulate me with lies into fear of firecrackers with a made up story or does the Wikipedia article need correcting? Help me out here folks. 67.169.236.243 18:46, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Mo Udall was my uncle, and I stayed with him in the year after his presidential campaign. We were told the pocket-knife story; no mention of firecrackers.Socratidion 14:04, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

I added "Citation Needed" to the claim Mo Udall was "Non-practicing" Mormon. In my Wikipedia work, it seems common for politically liberal Mormons are falsely called "inactive" when they are in fact quite active. It may be true that was "non-practicing", which is why I only called for a citation. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.19.23.229 (talk) 21:49, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the truth, Socratidion. Have you ever suspected that your parents told you small lies from time to time? I am the son of Dorothy Udall, daughter of David King Udall Jr, elder brother of Levi and Jessie. What kind of cousin does that make us? Eric Udall Peterson. 24.2.52.192 (talk) 22:41, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Doonesbury References[edit]

Is it worth mentioning references to Udall in pop-culture on here? There's a whole string of Doonesbury comics from September of 1975 that feature character Jimmy Thudpucker writing a song in honor of Morris Udall. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Notoftenpunctual (talkcontribs) 14:25, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

Presidential campaign[edit]

This obituary is a good reference for most of the material in the section marked as uncited. Sorry I don't have time right now to follow up in detail. - Jmabel | Talk 19:59, 25 May 2010 (UTC)