Tag Archive for ‘William Howard Taft’

When Three Presidents Ran Against Each Other But Whiskey Won the Election: The 1912 Campaign Songs of Teddy Roosevelt, Taft & Wilson

Historically, running for President against a President is always an uphill battle. Especially for someone unwary of Washington’s wily ways. First of all, they know what they’re talking about after four years of working on the job and trying to… Read More ›

Presidential Princess Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Her Little Thank You Note & A Rare Recording of Her Voice

                              Fill what’s empty, empty what’s full, and scratch where it itches. Alice Roosevelt Longworth The bigger perspective, a rational cynicism, a sense of the ridiculous,… Read More ›

Mitt Romney Follows Father’s Footsteps & Other Candidates’ Kids Who Went for the Gold

How do those kids feel, standing on podiums behind their fathers as they concede defeat in their race for the presidency? Nobody’s asked Mitt Romney. Yet. Not that he doesn’t have a good politically strategic reason for avoiding the issue… Read More ›

Hail to the Chef: The Hamburger of Michelle Obama and the Politics and Pop Culture of Presidential Food

On July 11, the Washington Post reported that First Lady Michelle Obama slipped the security-confined 18th century mansion she calls home to enjoy a heartily caloric (1700) meal at a new restaurant, “Shake Shack,” consisting of a “ShackBurger,” milk shake,… Read More ›

The Truth About Taft Getting Stuck in a Bathtub, Part 1

President William Howard Taft is stuck, and he can’t get out. And he’s been in that state for a full century now. He’s stuck in presidential chronology between Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, two legendary egomaniacs whose primped personae forever shadow… Read More ›

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