National Affairs: The Myth

The "Coolidge Myth"—on which the political intelligenzia have been wasting much breath*—was summed up magnificently by a Manhattan Colyumnist, one F. P. A.:

"Mrs. Coolidge heard the news over the White House radio of the Washington team's victory. She carried the tidings to the President, who was at work in his office. What we —and thousands of other voters— would like to know is the conversation that took place. How did she phrase it and what did the President say? Did it go like this?

" 'Come in.'"

" 'Pardon me, Calvin, I hope I...

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