Query - Walk and Chew Gum

Kathleen E. Miller millerk at NYTIMES.COM
Mon Feb 2 20:40:53 UTC 2004

As I remember Ford fell down a lot, hit people in the head with wayward
golf swings, etc. and he comes to mind when I think of the phrase, "walk
and chew gum at the same time." Anybody know the origin?

Kathleen E. Miller
Research Assistant to William Safire
The New York Times

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