Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Today -100: June 18, 1913: You seem to be afraid that one of your steers will be killed and eaten by Mexicans


Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan meets with Americans who own property in Mexico, and tells them the Wilson administration will continue Taft’s non-intervention policy. The delegation seems to feel that Bryan thinks they’re more interested in money than principles – imagine that! – and quote him as saying “You seem to be afraid that one of your steers will be killed and eaten by Mexicans.”

The LAT reports that Woodrow Wilson “cast precedent aside” and took off his coat in the Oval Office. Because it was hot. Fox News would have been all over that shit.


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