Wednesday, January 26, 2011


President Taft.
320 lbs.

While on an official visit to the Philippines, 
the Secretary of War Elihu Root heard rumors that Taft was ill. 
He sent a cable asking if the President was well. 
Taft replied that he was.
Taft added that he'd just come back from a 25 mile trip on horseback. 
Upon reading this, Root sent the following cable: 
"How is horse?"