Monday, February 13, 2017

In case you wondered …

… Herbert Hoover: “He was a techie, a geek, a nerd. Where did he come from?” | The Book Haven.

During the belt tightening and labor shortages of the U.S. entry into World War I, he dismissed his chauffeur (normal for a man of his wealth to have) …
Thereby causing his chauffeur to do some belt-tightening of his own.


  1. However, in the White House, while the rest of the country suffered through the Depression (a term Hoover himself coined), Hoover, dressed formally, enjoyed each evening elaborate dinners with a small army of serving staff and military orderlies in attendance. And, in a separate example of dimwitted detachment from reality, he permitted MacArthur's rough-shod, brutal, bloody removal of thousands of homeless Bonus Army hopefuls. Yeah, Hoover was a real piece of work!

  2. Also perhaps the greatest humanitarian the world has ever known: