Friday, December 10, 2004

CNB History Lesson: Dolley Madison was Stacked

CNB's crack investigative staff stumbled upon James Madison's biography on the White House website. It begins with the following (emphasis has been added):
At his inauguration, James Madison, a small, wizened man, appeared old and worn; Washington Irving described him as "but a withered little apple-John." But whatever his deficiencies in charm, Madison's buxom wife Dolley compensated for them with her warmth and gaiety. She was the toast of Washington.
CNB is unsure why the author felt it necessary to point out that Dolley Madison had ample bosoms, but, evidently, historical accuracy demands such details.