Alice Roosevelt Longworth

In a chapter on the descendants of presidents in Brady Carlson’s Dead Presidents, there are these priceless quips from Alice Roosevelt Longworth, T.R.’s daughter:

“As for Herbert Hoover, she said, the Hoover vacuum cleaner is more exciting than the president.  But, of course, it’s electric.”  [page 228] and

“If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit right next to me.” [ibid]

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