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Coolidge Defense


I don’t know where he gets “stupid” from–Andrew Mellon, “under whom three
presidents served,” was one of the smartest public officials of the 20th
century. I’ll grant “unattractive,” though. With the exception of Charles
Dawes–who, among other things, won the Nobel Peace Prize and wrote the tune
to the song “It’s All in the Gam,” and who cut quite a figure–they were a
stiff crowd.


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