Skip to comments.Eleanor Roosevelt’s ‘mistress’ died heartbroken and alone
Posted on 10/28/2016 8:57:13 AM PDT by Perseverando
They called each other darling, dear one and heart. They told each other je taime and jadore, and wrote more than 3,000 letters to one another.
All day Ive thought of you . . . Oh! I want to put my arms around you, I ache to hold you close, the normally reserved Eleanor Roosevelt wrote in March 1933 to her beloved. No, not her husband, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but a brilliant, bourbon-drinking, cigarette-smoking Associated Press reporter named Lorena Hickok, or Hick.
Their romance is at the center of Susan Quinns engrossing double biography, Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady.
While Quinn is not the first to tell the tale of Eleanor and Hick, she brings new depth to their epic, three-decade-long love story.
Quinns book begins in 1932, shortly before Hick began covering Eleanor Roosevelt during FDRs presidential campaign. THE DAME HAS ENORMOUS DIGNITY, SHES A PERSON, she wired her boss, after observing Eleanors unease with the spotlight at that years Democratic convention.
Hick spent the following weeks as Eleanors appendage, Quinn writes, traveling on the campaign trail and earning her trust. (Eleanor told Hick that she never wanted to be a presidents wife, and I dont want it now.)
By the time FDR was inaugurated in 1933, the two women had fallen in love. The evening before FDR delivered his famous line about having nothing to fear but fear itself, Eleanor read it to her girlfriend. Hick had a singular scoop the presidents first speech but out of loyalty to the first lady, she let it go.
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So that explains why Hillary is such an admirer of Eleanor Roosevelt.
BTW, TigerClaws posted this on 9/27/16 How prim and proper First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt fell in love with a 200-pound WOMAN (tr)
And of course there was the time when Hillary was "channeling" Eleanor Roosevelt in the White House? "Remember When Hillary Clinton Maybe Communed With Dead Eleanor Roosevelt's Ghost at the White House? (from Gawker, sorry about that, also I'm getting a security warning on Firefox, but not on IE)
It seems the White House has been the scene of much perversion and debauchery throughout the history of our nation. However, the statists just keep taking it to a
higher lower level.
So will Huma.
I see they maintained the lesbian stereotype.
Sorry...lawn munching isn’t very interesting if two draft horses are doing it!
Eleanor R. is a disgusting example of our historical slide from a good and decent country to the hellhole it is now....
Are all of the political class perverts?
My only concern would be the blackmail angle. Was any pressure brought to bear on FDR to keep this quiet?
Did foreign intelligence agencies know?
And here I thought that Roosevelt being Eleanor’s maiden name was bad enough.
So maybe Hillary REALLY WAS talking to Eleanor . . . . Sickos, all of them.
It ain’t like in the movies.
60 years ago people talked very differently. LGBT want to make any expressed affection to fall into a sexual matter. Like Abraham Lincoln sharing a bed with another man.
Well, I kind of agree with you. This does look a bit like a Boston Marriage but who really knows? I’m surprised someone hasn’t tried to make Annie Sullivan & Helen Keller into lovers!
Damned Soul - (snicker), Not much of a punishment I paid money to watch lesbian sex tapes when I was alive.
The Devil - Well that good, so I'm sure you'll love an eternity of ELEANOR ROOSEVELT AND HILLARY CLINTON!!!!
Damned Soul - NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
It’s also not uncommon to see Asian women walking arm in arm.
Well said, and very true. Female friendships during the Victorian Period were much different than they are now. I’m old fashioned, and tell my closest and dearest friend that I love her...because basically, we’re family.
They’s trash. Nothing but trash. Rat voters have a penchant for putting trash in POTUS.
Drunk Hellary was channeling hick, hick, hick.
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