Presidential historian Edmund Morris curses, calls Americans 'lazy and obese'

Historians in the News

Presidential biographer Edmund Morris delivered one of the more, well, colorful lines on this week's Sunday morning shows.

On CBS's "Face the Nation," host Bob Schieffer, anchoring an authors roundtable discussion with the likes of Bob Woodward and Arianna Huffington, kept engaging the panelists in discussion about how America’s Founding Fathers would have felt about today’s political climate.

“What would Teddy Roosevelt think of today’s politics, Edmund?”

“You keep asking these presentist questions,” said the Kenyan-born, British-accented historian. “As the immortal Marisa Tomei said in 'My Cousin Vinny,' ‘That’s a b------t question!'” Morris said, relishing the word as network censors bleeped him out....

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Lloyd Philip Buchter - 12/1/2010

Yet we in this country, unlike those in Europe or not going strike because of the threat by the goverment to raise the retirement age from 60 or to increase the hours one must work each week from 35.