Thursday, April 28, 2011

Political Love – Harry Truman and Richard Nixon

During one official dinner at the White House, at the time when Harry Truman (1884-1972) was the President of the United States, it was decided that someone has to hold a toast. And not only that – the one that toasts, has to speak of love.

The young politician named Richard Nixon (1913-1994), who later became the President of United States, stood up.

At the cocktail before that dinner, Nixon desperately tried and failed to persuade Truman to have a drink with him. Therefore, the offended Nixon raised a glass and said:

"When Harry Truman will accept a drink from the hand of Richard Nixon without having someone else taste it first - that's love!"

Harry Truman settled the score later by saying:

Richard Nixon is a no good, lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he'd lie just to keep his hand in.

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