A Slate Article about Eggheads!

Posted by The Smart Chick on February 14, 2014 in Literary Eggheads | ∞

“Adlai Stevenson, the Illinois governor and 1952 and 1956 Democratic presidential nominee was probably the most famous egghead of his time. A Unitarian (of course!), Stevenson would write and rewrite (and rewrite) his speeches. He bought half-hour blocks of television airtime, thinking that he’d use it to explain complicated issues to the public. In competition with the avuncular Eisenhower, a plain-spoken war hero, Stevenson lost—twice. (Stevenson had a sense of humor about his image. He once replied, when asked about being an intellectual in politics: ‘Via ovicapitum dura est’—’The way of the egghead is hard.’)”

Yup, it’s HARD all right . . . HARD BOILED! Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.

Cluck, cluck,

The Smart Chick


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