GREAT MOMENTS IN PRESIDENTIAL PARTYING
ULYSSES S. GRANT
While riding on horseback through a Petersburg, Virginia, field, the then Union Army general, who often guzzled whiskey from a canteen, projectile-vomited onto his steed’s neck and shoulders.
For reasons lost to history, the 250- pound prez-to-be beat up a fellow patron outside Gillick’s Saloon in Buffalo in 1873. A truce was eventually concluded, and they convalesced at the bar over buckets of brew, the Neosporin of its day.
At a 1974 press party in Vail, Colorado, a martinis-willing Ford unknowingly sank his loafer into “a two-pound wheel of brie” on a coffee table. The cheese briefly stuck there, then quietly plopped back onto the plate.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
Responding to Republican critics calling him a dictator, FDR threw a toga party for his 52nd birthday in 1934. The wheelchair-bound prez wore a Julius Caesar crown and, as the evening unfolded, probably popped a wheelie.