Thursday, January 22

Shrill, Blustery, Fist-pounding, Shouting

He crusaded endlessly on matters big and small, exciting audiences with his high-pitched voice, jutting jaw, and pounding fist.

Some of [his] most effective achievements were in conservation. He added enormously to the national forests in the West, reserved lands for public use, and fostered great irrigation projects.

"Our place ... is and must be with the nations that have left indelibly their impress on the centuries!" he shouted in San Francisco.

Whatever his interest, he pursued it with extraordinary zeal. "I always believe in going hard at everything," he preached time and again.
Who's this progressive loudmouth? President Teddy Roosevelt, of course. Look him up sometime, chickenhawks. That'd be under "Republicans Who Once Did The Right Stuff."