Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Warm Bucket of What?

Longtime reader Good Liberal asked the perfectly reasonable question with regard to this post: what did John Nance Garner actually say about the value of the Vice Presidency? Come to find out, we're not exactly sure. But Patrick Cox, writing at The Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin (Woo Hoo Flagship institution!), looks into this anecdote. (See a fuller pdf article here.) Apparently the quotation, if it existed, refers to a bucket of warm spit, but in my heart it will always be a bucket of warm piss.

As of right now, 3:54 Central Time on August 20, 2008 we have no apparent movement on the Vice Presidential choice front. Or at least no choice seems forthcoming.

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