Stumping the Empire State of New York for the high office of Governor, Lieut. Col. Theodore Roosevelt paused at Colgate University (Hamilton) to ingratiate himself with some undergraduates. Said he: "As I recall it, there was a game [football] played in which Colgate participated not long ago."
This was quite true. The previous Saturday, Colgate had been badly beaten by the University of Nebraska.
Said the candidate: "As I recall it, the score was very satisfactory from your standpoint. The Cornell game."
The smiling faces of the undergraduates froze stiff.
Said the candidate: "Didn't you...