QoD – “He’s never been a role model” Edition

“It is a great advantage to a president, and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know that he is not a great man.”
– Calvin Coolidge

The closest thing to a presidential biography I ever remember reading was What I Saw at the Revolution, by Peggy Noonan, and in my defense it was mostly about writing by a writer – a subject I find endlessly interesting – and anyway somebody gave it to me free. But I confess I’m tempted by this one.

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3 Responses to QoD – “He’s never been a role model” Edition

  1. Tam says:

    “Who’s your favorite president, Tam?”


    “Coolidge? Why? What did he do?”


    …and did nothing deliberately and as a matter of policy, too.

    Also, famous for sending vetoed bills back with the note “I see no constitutional authority for this law” scribbled on them.

  2. Joel says:

    I believe I do recall you having had nice things to say about Coolidge in the past, Tam.

    Personally, my favorite prez has always been William Henry Harrison.

  3. Fritz says:

    I like Rutherford B. Hayes

To the stake with the heretic!