The Weirdness of Calvin Coolidge

So Calvin Coolidge. Am I right? What, you mean you don’t know anything about the 30th president of the United States, who first came to the office when Warren G. Harding was murdered by his wife died in a San Francisco hotel room? Well, here’s a photo of Cal enjoying a birthday gift of a cowboy outfit!

coolidgeAlso, Coolidge preferred napping to working. He did so little work that his Wikipedia page approvingly records that he appointed “no known Ku Klux Klan members” to office as proof of his civil rights support.

And here’s a photo of Cal becoming an honorary member of a Native American tribe!

20091128-185232-pic-225863481_t607And while on vacation in South Dakota in 1927, Coolidge called a press conference. To every member of the press who came into a school auditorium, Coolidge handed a slip of paper that read “I do not choose to run for President in 1928.” That is how the nation (and his wife, Grace!) learned that Coolidge was content to be a one-term (and change) prez.

Look, they didn’t call him Silent Cal for no reason.

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