CULTURE BEAT: The legends of the Old West...and Old South
By Eleanor Ringel Cater, Georgia Online News Service
It's his "who-cares?" response to a story told by distinguished Sen. Ransom Stoddard (Jimmy Stewart) after explaining he's NOT the man who shot Liberty Valance. That honor -- and subsequent career-launching notoriety -- belongs to Tom Doniphon (John Wayne).
"When Liberty Valance rode to town, the women folk would hide//They'd hide.
When Liberty Valance walked around, the men would step aside
Because the point of a gun was the only law that Liberty understood.
When it came to shooting straight and fast//He was mighty good."
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