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Vice presidency 'not worth a pitcher of warm spit' - John Nance Garner VP
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 02, 2020 11:40AM

Mike Pence seems to substantiate J.N. Garner's opinion, profane or not.

[historynewsnetwork.org]
Of course that's what he said, what's with this 'warm spit' business?


Journalist Theodore White noted the same episode in The Making of the President 1960. White’s 1961 bestseller remains one of the highly regarded studies of the 1960 presidential election. White revealed the uncertainty in the Johnson camp over accepting Kennedy’s offer to join the ticket. From his suite in the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Johnson telephoned Garner at his home in Uvalde. White reported Garner’s remarks to LBJ. “I’ll tell you Lyndon,” Garner surmised. “The vice presidency isn’t worth a pitcher of warm spit.” Any other advice from Garner went unrecorded. Shortly thereafter, bucket or not, LBJ accepted Kennedy’s offer.



In the O. C. Fisher biography published in 1978, the author repeated that Garner had stated that the vice presidency “isn’t worth a pitcher of warm spit.” In reality, Fisher maintained that Garner had really said that the office “isn’t worth a pitcher of warm piss.” Fisher’s fig leaf approach left it clear that Garner probably used more descriptive terms that some would consider profane. Fisher claimed that Garner told him “those pantywaist writers wouldn’t print it the way I said it.”
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Re: Vice presidency 'not worth a pitcher of warm spit' - John Nance Garner VP
Posted by: pdq
Date: August 02, 2020 01:30PM
The next VP to hold the office may find it worthwhile.
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Re: Vice presidency 'not worth a pitcher of warm spit' - John Nance Garner VP
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: August 02, 2020 01:50PM
For 14 of the 45 we've had, it's meant being president later in life.



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Re: Vice presidency 'not worth a pitcher of warm spit' - John Nance Garner VP
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: August 02, 2020 02:25PM
No guts. He could be President if he was willing to use the 25th Amendment. If he had done it early enough to prevent the full disaster of the pandemic, he might have had a chance to be reelected.



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Date: August 02, 2020 03:05PM
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