GREAT MO­MENTS IN PRES­I­DEN­TIAL PAR­TY­ING

Maxim - - FOUR MORE BEERS! -

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.

GROVER CLEVELAND

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.

GER­ALD FORD

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.

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