The Best Case for Supporting a Tariff


I doubt the veracity of George Pendle’s humorous, but unkind, comment about Millard Fillmore’s views:


“His firm support for tariffs, . . . , seems to have been based on a misapprehension that a tariff was a long-legged marsh bird.”


Pendle is quoted in: 

THOMAS VINCIGUERRA.  "Why He Gets the Laughs."  The New York Times, Section 4  (Sun., March 18, 2007):  5.

(Note:  ellipsis added.)


Pendle’s forthcoming book, is:

Pendle, George.  The Remarkable Millard Fillmore: The Unbelievable Life of a Forgotten President.  Three Rivers Press, 2007.


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