Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fact of the Day: Booze Booth

Abraham Lincoln lived before the Secret Service, so he had to rely on a more basic form of security. One of his bodyguards claimed to have been dismissed during Ford's Theaters and went to the tavern in his new free time. This gave John Wilkes Booth an easy window to assassinate Lincoln. 

6 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

In retrospect, not a good idea.

Pat Hatt said...

From slim to none to an army with the current buffoon

stephen Hayes said...

I bet that bodyguard who went to the tavern instead never forgave himself.

Martha said...

Makes you wonder how things would have turned out if the bodyguard had stuck around.

Huggybear said...

Well I hope Turnip Top's "aides" all feel thirsty.
I'll supply the "grog" - ie: any kind of booze.

The World will rejoice if his security took a LONG BOOZY
trip.
Colin

Birgit said...

Oh my.....that security man must have felt like crap until the day he died.