Thursday, September 13, 2007

Old Hickory stick

'M reading a biography of Andrew Jackson. My favorite story so far: Jackson was serving as a prosecuting attorney in Tennessee and his vigor had irritated some locals. One of those citizens deliberately stepped on Jackson's foot, and Jackson reached over and picked up a stick of stovewood and knocked the offender cold on the spot. Ended that stepping-on-feet thing then and there.

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