Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lincoln , No Log Roller !

Unlike some of our current Illinois politicians , Lincoln , at least on this occasion , refused to wheel and deal ( for votes on relocating the State Capital from Vandalia to Springfield , though he certainly did some wheeling on other occasions )

Monday, December 1, 2008

Lincoln's Reading Room .

Lincoln was in the habit of reading on his back , lying stretched out on the parlor floor . This irritated Mrs. Lincoln who thought it undignified in a man of his prominence .