At tonight’s Conservative Leadership Conference, historian Amity Shlaes told the crowd how a president, new to office, can escape from a cloud of scandal.
She was speaking of … Calvin Coolidge. Silent Cal took office in the shadow of the Teapot Dome Scandal and other misdeeds committed under his predecessor, Warren Harding.
First, Ms. Shlaes said, Coolidge took bipartisan action to address the scandals. More important, he put in the right policies to get the nation going.
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George Zeller says
Nice cherry picking..let’s not forget the racism and xenophobia under Coolidge…or the Great Depression that followed the “surge of wealth – for all”. Nice try Civitas!
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