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The Letters That Warren G. Harding’s
Family Didn’t Want You to See

New York Times, by Jordan Michael Smith

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/8/2014 4:23:00 AM

Warren Harding is not the most beloved of American presidents. Two of the earliest polls to assess presidential popularity, conducted in 1948 and 1962, ranked him last and last among chief executives. Harding served only briefly, from 1921 to 1923, before he died in office, but his administration has been widely regarded as visionless, ineffectual and corrupt. (Snip)It is no wonder, then, that in 1964, after the historian Francis Russell gained access to letters from Harding to his longtime mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, the Harding family sued to halt their publication. Rumors of the affair were not new, but the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FunOne, 7/8/2014 5:33:50 AM     (No. 9914730)

Lacking any curiosity about what the Obama gang doesn´t want us to know, the New York Times focuses on exposing the Harding Administration.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 7/8/2014 6:02:50 AM     (No. 9914745)

I´m not correlating this to anything happening now. That was then and, boy, could WGH write a good "love" letter.
Thanks, Storms. Good post.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/8/2014 6:21:06 AM     (No. 9914753)

I didn´t bother to read the article because it was from the NY Slimes and we all know the Slimes never prints the truth.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MissMolly, 7/8/2014 6:49:09 AM     (No. 9914783)

#3, I´m trying to decide why we should care if you didn´t read the article.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: provide, 7/8/2014 7:01:16 AM     (No. 9914794)

Nan Britton wrote a book in 1927 that covered her long time affair and love child with Harding. They agreed to burn the letters between them. Old news.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/8/2014 7:52:49 AM     (No. 9914852)

#5, this isn´t about Nan Britton; it´s about Carrie Phillips.

#2, indeed. Warren certainly could steam up the page.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Muguy, 7/8/2014 7:52:58 AM     (No. 9914853)

Gee, I thought a president´s sex life was off limits since the Bubba whitewater affair...

The "new standard" that all great leaders fool around and that is not a fair way to evaluate their job performance....

Something like that is a "resume enhancer" for a lib....as per El Rushbo

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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/8/2014 8:22:22 AM     (No. 9914902)

Look over there.....at President Harding....scandal....wowee!

I´d rather read Blood Feud and pay attention to what is going on now with Obie. The New York Times should do the same.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: enuf8, 7/8/2014 11:37:50 AM     (No. 9915179)

There won´t be any Composites writing Love Letters to b. h. o., instead they will eventually be seen in the handwriting of Reggie and Larry.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: harper, 7/8/2014 3:50:14 PM     (No. 9915577)

They can read and write?

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