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Johnson: Criminalizing Stupidity

Teddy Roosevelt’s only daughter, Alice, was one of the great characters of the nation’s capitol for most of the 20th Century. She knew everyone, married the Speaker of the House,  Nicholas Longworth, and had a long and passionate affair with Sen. William Borah of Idaho, who was likely the father of her only child. The outspoken Alice widely and freely shared her deliciously candid opinions about politics and people with anyone and everyone. The embroidered pillow in her living room said: “If you can’t say something good about someone, sit right here by me.” Alice famously said of President Warren Harding, who she knew well and was perhaps our worst president, that he “was not a bad man. He was just a slob,” which reminds me of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. To paraphrase Alice Roosevelt Longworth: “Rick Perry may not be a bad man, but he really isn’t a very smart one”/Marc Johnson, The Johnson Post. More here. (Booking Photo, of Rick Perry)

Question: Any thoughts re: the arrest of Texas Gov. Rick Perry?

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