THE PRESIDENCY: Barracuda Words

From the Coast Guard cutter Potomac somewhere in the Bahamas last week, President Roosevelt dispatched two invitations by wireless. One went to the Hon. Sir Bede (pronounced Beedy) Clifford, His Majesty's Governor and Commander-in-Chief at Nassau, to have lunch next day aboard the Potomac. The other went to the White House staff and correspondents twiddling their thumbs in Miami. Would they like to see what President Roosevelt looked like after a week at sea?

Next forenoon when the Potomac steamed into Nassau Harbor escorted by the destroyers Monaghan and Dale, Franklin Roosevelt...

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