REPUBLICANS: Teddy & Frank

Grinning toothily, waving a crumpled hat, shouting "bully" as much like his father as possible, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. has participated in every national campaign since 1920. That year, campaigning in the West, he flayed the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, his sixth cousin, as follows: "He's a maverick! He doesn't bear the brand of our family." In 1924 when "Teddy" was running for the New York Governorship, "Frank" returned the compliment by flaying his remote relative's "wretched record" as Assistant Secretary of the Navy during the oil scandals. At that...

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