Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fact of the Day: President's Hat

Even though he was defeated by Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 presidential election, Stephen A Douglas did attend his inauguration. Before giving a speech Lincoln took off his hat, but had no place to put it. Douglas offered to hold it and remarked "If I can't be the President, at least I can hold his hat.".

16 comments:

Kati said...

Haha, how funny!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Aunt Mary said...

Wow that is really interesting ;)

Anonymous said...

A gracious loser!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is a funny remark! At least he was gracious about the whole thing.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Now there's a man with a self-deprecating sense of humour!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

At least he wasn't a sore loser. I wish the same could be said about some of our modern-day politicians :)

Cassandra Too said...

He definitely have a good sense of humor.

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Pat Hatt said...

haha a politician with a sense of humor, they actually make those any more

Pilar Domínguez said...

So elegant this attitude. It says a lot of this man.Kisses:)

Gloria Baker said...

I love his sense of humor:)

Elisabeth said...

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Unknown said...

Very nice

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Theresa Mahoney said...

At least he was a good sport about it! And who wouldn't want to hold that hat!?

Fundy Blue said...

LOL! Thanks for the laughs!

Kay said...

That is such a cute anecdote. I love it.

Teddi said...

that's what you call a good sport! :)