The Elmer Kieth/Jack O'Conner thing reminds me of a line from the poem "Casey At The Bat."
"But Flynn preceded Casey, and likewise so did Blake,. And the former was a pudd'n and the latter was a fake."
__________________ I didn't fight to defend your freedom so you could vote to take away mine.
"A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
John Stuart Mill."