Smile of the Day

Life is getting much too serious, yes? Who doesn't need a daily smile?

Wednesday, May 23

During his first race for mayor of New York City in 1929, Fiorello La Guardia charged the popular Jimmy Walker with all sorts of corruption, and Walker never ansered a single charge. "Why should I make his campaign for him?" he said to me. "I won't build him up. It would be fun, though, to ask him one question -- what was he doing in Waterbury on July 16, 1928?"

"Was he there at that time?" I asked.

"I dunno," Walker replied. "But if I asked that question, he could deny he was there until he was blue in the face. A lot of suckers would still believe there was something very fishy about him and Waterbury."

- William R. Conklin


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