Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

No Left Turns

Lincoln and the hen

Abe and his son would visit this candy store on New York Ave, from time to time, according to the Washington Times. (Thanks to Ken Masugi). I am still working on Lincoln and came across this last night: As you know, Abe had nothing but trouble with his generals. The story is told that when Joseph Hooker became commander of the Army of the Potomac, Lincoln visited him. Hooker told Abe that he had built the "finest army on the planet" and he hoped that God would have mercy on Bobby Lee became he, Joe Hooker, would have none. Lincoln listened and then said that the "hen is the wisest of all the animal creation, because she never cackles until the egg is laid." Nice.

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