September 05, 2003

Presidential Fun Fact of the Day

Sarah Polk

During James Polk's 1844 campaign for the presidency, Sarah Polk came across an older lady who supported the Henry Clays. The lady informed Sarah that Mrs. Clay would be a better First Lady because she was an economical housekeeper who made very good butter.

Sarah replied that if her husband won the presidency, she would manage to live within the President's salary without having to make her own butter to do so.

Posted by Jennifer at September 5, 2003 09:13 AM


She can make butter? That's an interesting way to evaluate first ladies.

Hillary must have been good.....she made cookies. Oh, and enemies. That's two things.

Posted by: Jon Henke at September 5, 2003 08:17 PM