Gerald Ford in The Yale Book of Quotations

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Thu Dec 28 15:59:00 UTC 2006

Fred Shapiro <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU> provided this quote:
So dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time.
     Lyndon B. Johnson, Quoted in Richard Reeves, A Ford, Not a Lincoln

Usually given by the prudish public media as "... walk and chew gum...", and
so commonly repeated that way. But Johnson was a Texan, pure and genuine as
Texas dirt, and didn't mince his words.

-- Mark
[This text prepared with Dragon NaturallySpeaking.]

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