Nation: Things You Never Asked

But reporters did

Maybe you didn't know, and perhaps you don't care, but if you were to ask, the White House could tell you that Jimmy Carter's favorite color is blue. The President of the U.S. is 5 ft. 9 in. tall, weighs 155 Ibs., has a 39-in. chest and a 33-in. waist. His favorite spectator sport is stock car races. His favorite poet is Dylan Thomas. His favorite books are James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. His favorite car is still the Studebaker Commander that he owned in 1948.

He was whipped by his...

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