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“Coffee-Cooling Coke”

July 8, 2017

Coke Stevenson’s 1948 senate race in Texas against Lyndon Baines Johnson is one of those events that history demands be known. It was politics at its best, and more importantly, its worst. The race will not only be stolen but the impact the winner will have on the nation over time will lead us to a meltdown in Vietnam, and a severe loss of faith by the people in their government.

But before all that let us get back to Coke.

His coffee pot and his coffee drinking were legends in Texas. Once when reporters were pressing him for comments on a recent development he said, “Listen I am too old to burn my lips on boiling coffee”.  Often afterwards when pressed on an issue he would say “we’ll just let that cup cool a whole”.  With that reporters started calling him “Coffee-Cooling Coke”.

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