Will Rogers’ Daily Telegram – 3/2/1930

March 2, 2009

Will Rogers Not Surprised At Senate Vote-Trading
Not only the week’s biggest laugh but the year’s biggest guffaw come from the United States Senate during the oil lobby hearing. They discovered that Senators were trading oil votes for sugar votes. They were surprised and practically dumbfounded that such a condition could exist. Yes, just about as surprising to everybody who knows politics as it would be to discover that Herbert Hoover was born in the United States, was over 30 years old, and white.

Vote trading got ’em all in the Senate and kept them in there (if the trades were good enough.)

A Senator learns to “swap” his vote at the same age a calf learns which end of his mother is the dining room.”

Will Rogers’ Daily Telegrams, Volume 2, Oklahoma State University Press

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