Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The First Presidential Skinny-Dipper

John Quincy Adams, our sixth President, was quite the proper Bostonian. And, in the proper spirit of his times, refused to grant an interview with woman reporter, Anne Royall. However, Ms. Royall, like Megyn Kelly of a more forthright time, was not about to take no for an answer.

She heard a rumor that Quincy liked to go swimming in the Potomac in the early morning before starting his Presidential duties and looking like an old crab, maybe. So she waited a few minutes before Nature Boy was properly immersed, and surprised him while he was skinny-dipping. 

She sat on his clothes, and demanded an interview.

John Quincy Adams was not happy, to say the least; but he relented, and gave her the first Presidential interview to a female reporter! It's surprising that he was the first known skinny-dipper, and not some he-man like Andrew Jackson. But JQA was elected first.

Now that's being resourceful in getting an interview!

I can also mention that he was the first President to be photographed.

But suppose there were tabloids in that time frame; would Anne Royall have stayed in order to get the real deal? Can you imagine the teaser headline on the first page? 

"How does Quincy measure up? Details below!"

She could have at least led with: "Qunicy: Boxers or briefs?"


Gorilla Bananas said...

She should have asked him where he stood on female suffrage...and told him he had an ugly dick if he gave the wrong answer.

Cloudia said...

Another amusing excellent thought provoking little pastry! Thanks Angel <3

Mike said...

Ah proper, a more polite term for pompous.

John Hill said...

Good for her!
An amusing story, to say the least.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Did Andy Jackson go au naturel? Inquiring minds want to know.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

It looks like you're blogging again. (But then looks can be deceiving.)

Presidents are like popsicles in that they both...

Alright, that's all I've got. You'll have to finish this joke yourself. But it's a good start, so don't let it go to waste.

~ D-FensDogG
'Loyal American Underground'

Jono said...

Must be nice having someone that desperate for your company.

Bilbo said...

Ms Kelly can sit on my clothes any time!

Cherdo said...

John, John, John...would Jefferson act like that? (They hated each other).