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Influential Americans of Irish descent

Published: Wednesday, March 16 2011 6:44 p.m. MDT

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Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

What's the point of this story? There are lots of great Americans with German ancestors or English ancesters. They don't get a day and they will never get an article describing the contributions made to our nation.

Annie's mom
Kearns, UT

Maybe because it's St. Patrick's day??? I have no idea how it's become such a big deal, but it definitely has and has been for a very long time. I'm older than dirt and it was when I was growing up. I am not Irish but we always had some fun with being "Irish" for a day, and I still do.

MAFU
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Wayne

Chill out and drink some of the green kool-aid.

attentive
Salt Lake City, UT

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! The snakes all left Ireland and where did they go? They put on nice clothes and made speeches and became politicians. Remember: you don't have to wear green unless you AREN'T Irish! Then, you get pinched.

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