Gracie Allen's 'Surprise' White House Run

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/4134797/4134798" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

NPR's Scott Simon notes that in the 1940 presidential race, comedienne Gracie Allen ran as a less-than-serious candidate. We hear her read from the platform of her Surprise Party.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.