"Without stepping on anyone's toes," or, "Observing from an intellectual, mature distance," best describes my take on Mr. Vinson's keen awareness of "J. Edgar's" place in history. We all enjoy a mystery, and as Dorothy Parker once said, "If you don't have anything nice to say about anyone, come sit by me."
Regardless of the public's opinion, which we all know conjures up, at best, a friendly debate, Mike V. has done his job -- a job well done -- in giving me, one of his readers, a brief, albeit concise, outline of Hoover's controversial, eminent career.
Although mentioned, Mr. Hoover's sexual position (no pun intended), takes a slippery backseat to his more passionate, or rather compassionate, approach to his loyalty to "doing the right thing."
What stood out for me in this article is the loudness of H.L. Mencken's claim to fame, "the biggest story since the Resurrection." Now, this caught my attention. Furthermore, it only solidifies Hoover's words: "We must never forget our history."
Interesting how Lindberg kidbapping ties in with the movie about Hoover, never thought of it in that way. Most of all, I liked how Vinson didn't jump in on the gossip about Hoover being gay and left it open for a person to decide for himelf. But for what Mr.Ricky50 said above, I don't think Hoover had "loyalty to doing the right thing". I'd think more along the line that Hoover had a lot of power and would destroy anyone that threatened his power at the F.B.I. I guess you can say that this is Gman1 talking about the real 'G-Man'.