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by Bridget Eileen - Writer in Providence, Rhode Island 

The following post was originally posted on one of Bridget Eileen’s old blogs: In the Pines, Neophyte Poetics, Bridget Eileen’s Commonplace Book, Dreaming Bridge Designs or A Vegetarian Notebook. They aren’t all fancy with photos and subheadings and search descriptions, or even that much content, sometimes. They’re here for posterity, because it’s fun to read the archives!

I watched a little C-SPAN Book TV today. Here is what was featured:

Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House Princess to Washington Power Broker

Stacy Cordery was at the Politics and Prose bookstore talking about her book and taking some very smart questions from a rather astute audience. Although, what would one expect from people who went to a bookstore called "Politics and Prose" to hear about book about the daughter of a president. Imagine, though, if some gum chewing idiot girl were to get up and say, "Um, [chomp, chomp, chomp], like, she was, like, kind of a f*cking rebel, huh? Totally. But whatev. That's hot."

That wouldn't happen on C-SPAN.

So, who was Alice Roosevelt Longworth? From what I learned in the 45 minutes I spent watching the talk today, she was a behind the scenes political ... hmm ... political person? Not a good enough noun but it will have to do. She was also very independent - a given with the last name Roosevelt. She read everything, knew everything, talked to everyone, etc. etc. and was known for her "erudite conversations."

Here is the C-SPAN link, though I think you might have to pay to view the episode.