National Affairs: Coolidge, Quarterback

Clinton W. Gilbert, author of The Mirrors of Washington and correspondent of the Philadelphia Public Ledger, delivered himself of an egregious metaphor, highly complimentary to C. Coolidge:

When I pick an All-American football team of Presidents I shall put Coolidge in as quarterback. He is the weight and size for a quarterback. He gets in every play as no other President I have ever seen does. He follows the ball like one possessed. He handles it with fingers that never slip. His generalship is never caught asleep. He eats, drinks, lives the game. In...

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