William Howard Taft: Another Damn President

People like to make fun of William Howard Taft because of his weight. This is unfair, as he had a glandular condition (his thyroid produced hundreds of McNuggets daily).

Also, there’s that pesky urban legend that Taft got stuck in the White House bathtub. This is untrue–he actually got stuck in the Oval Office. This is why it’s now oval.

After his presidency, Taft went on to become the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court. Here’s a man who served his country in perhaps the two highest offices of the land, and here you are, snickering about his weight. You should be ashamed. Without Taft on the bench, who knows how the court would have decided the landmark case Bacon Cheeseburgers v. Chili Cheese Dogs?


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