Saturday, March 19, 2011

Overheard in the Office:

Roomie is slaving away over a hot keyboard...
RX: "What was her girlfriend's name?"

Me: "Whose?"

RX: "Eleanor Roosevelt."

Me: "Uhhh... FDR?"

RX: "No, no, no..."


Stranger said...

Lorena Hickock was Eleanor Roosevelt's rumored "companion." Personally, I don't give much credence to that.

Missy LeHand was FDR's secretary and his likely companion in more ways than than presiding at state dinners.

LeHand predeceased FDR. Per some reporters I knew, FDR's health declined steadily after that.


Ed Foster said...

Huma Abedin? Oh wait, that's Hillary's latest. Which ticks me off, 'cause I think she's kind of hot and wouldn't mind a shot at her meself, but I ain't rich or famous.

How other people tickle their plumbing isn't really all that important to me, and Harvard says there are three times as many gay guys as girls. So it really improves the odds (bad pun) for us straight fellers.

But I wonder. Does the Secret Service still have to supply security coverage for Hillary's former significant other? The one who moved out and took an apartment two blocks up the street when H decided to run for the Senate?

I read that in an interview with a recently retired Secret Service agent who bitched about having to run two teams 24/7 just a quarter mile apart.

And think of the precedent it sets. If .Gov has to provide security for all bimboes and significant exes, Bill Clinton's pecadilloes must be costing us millions.

Buzz said...

In case you hadn't noticed, Ed, Bill's conquests conveniently disappear or get outed as tramps.

Zendo Deb said...

Stranger, Why don't you believe the stories about Elanor, but you do believe the stories about Franklin?

You can't base it on press coverage of the day. I can find exactly 1 photo of FDR sitting a wheel chair. (And my understanding is it wasn't released until after he died.