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:
(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.