Tuesday, June 22, 2010
"If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog."
Mr. Truman was in the Senate for several years, and then he ended up being the vice-president. The president was named Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and he had been the president for many years, and he was getting kind of old and sick. Then one day he just suddenly died, and Mr. Truman became the president.
Some people have done a bunch of research on the quote about how if you want a friend in Washington, you should get a dog. But they can't find anything to prove that Mr. Truman really said that, so probably he didn't. It seemed like the kind of thing he might say, though. But here's a real quote that he did say, and I like it a lot: "Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day."