Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Air Force 1 Always Flies with Body Bags Stored Onboard

This was about the most riveting thing I read in "First Women, The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies" by Kate Anderson Brower  $28.99  380 pages.

Brower covered much of what's here in her two previous books both covering the period from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama.

Mamie Eisenhower was practically hauled kicking and screaming away from the White House as Bower claims she loved it the best (aside from Hillary Clinton.)  Hillary idolized Jackie Kennedy and being invited to a trip on the Remolar, Maurice Templeman's yacht, totally blew her out of the water. (Ha ha - couldn't resist.)

Pat Nixon kept to herself, as did Rosalyn Carter.  Given party issues, I found it surprising that Laura Bush and Michelle Obama are quite mate-y.

There are only four living former First Ladies - Rosalyn Carter, now 91, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama.

I can see that this would have been a wonderful source of both gossip and information had I not already read the preceding ("Next in Line") and first (The Residence") books.  

Still and all … body bags onboard?  Thought provoking.

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