Are We Better Off With A Fat President?
The Cato Institute’s Gene Healy thinks so. (Pictured is William Howard Taft, infamous for having been stuck in the White House bathtub.)
After all, some of our best have been big fellows, and lately the trim and ambitious types haven’t served us so well.
“Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look; he thinks too much. Such men are dangerous,” Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar comments to Marc Antony. “Let me have men about me that are fat … such as sleep o’ nights.”
There’s valuable insight there. Keeping fit is fine, but it’s hard to trust someone who has spent decades counting carbs so he can stay light enough to leap for the brass ring.Click here for reuse options!
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