Killing a Bull Moose, and speakers tomorrow
August 30th, 2010 by MOTHAX
Teddy crosses one of the crooked bridges here in Milwaukee. Mr. Greyhawk explains why they are crooked over at his shop. One of the best things about Milwaukee is that I have Mr. Greyhawk here to point out two of my favorite things: used bookstores and historical markers. So it turns out that from the latter category, the hotel that he is staying in is the one in which Teddy Roosevelt was shot in before delivering the famed line: "You see, it takes more than one bullet to kill a Bull Moose." Alas, we don't have a picture of the placque yet, but I should have one at some point. Anyway, Mr. Greyhawk quotes from part of the speech:
"Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible. I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose. But fortunately I had my manuscript, so you see I was going to make a long speech, and there is a bullet - there is where the bullet went through - and it probably saved me from it going into my heart. The bullet is in me now, so that I cannot make a very long speech, but I will try my best." - Theodore Roosevelt ad-libs the opening of his speech in Milwaukee, 1912In other news, my other guest here, Mr. Wolf of Blackfive has a post up about what to expect tomorrow.
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