Friday, February 10, 2017

"eight ulcer man on four ulcer pay."


Here, just for The Vet, is HST reacting to media criticism of his daughter.

After music critic Paul Hume wrote a disparaging notice of First Daughter Margaret Truman's vocal abilities in the Washington Post, the president of the United States sat down and wrote the following letter:
Mr Hume:
I've just read your lousy review of Margaret's concert. I've come to the conclusion that you are an "eight ulcer man on four ulcer pay."
It seems to me that you are a frustrated old man who wishes he could have been successful. When you write such poppy-cock as was in the back section of the paper you work for it shows conclusively that you're off the beam and at least four of your ulcers are at work.
Some day I hope to meet you. When that happens you'll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and perhaps a supporter below!
Pegler, a gutter snipe, is a gentleman alongside you. I hope you'll accept that statement as a worse insult than a reflection on your ancestry.
H.S.T.

Wonderful stuff!   To which party did this fellow belong?  Was it the Democrats?

If Trump farted in the privacy of his own loo, modern day American media would make pejorative headlines of the event.

3 comments:

The Veteran said...

Adolf ... as you know, HST is my hero and IMHO the best American President post WW2. Fiercely protective of daughter Margaret but sometimes a father's love is blind ... she wasn't a great singer. Much better as a writer/biographer.

Al Kida said...

A few questions that are probably above Adolf's paygrade

1. Was HST writing as POTUS or as a father?

2. Was HST writing in order to enrich his daughter by her links to the POTUS?

3. Did HST have his Senior Counsel spruik his daughter's business interests on TV?

4. Can Adolf comprehend the difference?

Al

The Veteran said...

Al Kida ... (1) as both (2) no (3) not a lotta TV then ... steam radio was number 1 (4) of course and my (5) the Republicans never cut HST any slack either but it was done in a much more civilised manner.