Former President Warren G. Harding, the 29th man to hold America's highest office, would have made rapper Warren G proud with these racy love letters.
The latter cruised L.A. hollering at girls, bound for the East Side Motel. The former was dreaming of Carrie Fulton Phillips while in the East Room of the White House!
Harding (1865-1923) apparently carried on a salacious correspondence with his mistress in a selection of letters just released by the New York Times.
The letters, which detail Warren G. Harding's years-long affair with his Phillips, were originally discovered by historian Francis Russell during the 1960s,
Harding's descendants delayed the posthumous embarrassment by donating the letters to the Library of Congress, which kept them sealed for 50 years.
That half-century has just elapsed, and here we are.
The U.S. President, long regarded as one of the worst to ever hold that esteemed position, was married to Florence Harding from 1891 until his death.
He and Phillips began their affair in 1905, when the future Commander-in-Chief was editing a newspaper in Ohio, and she was the wife of his good friend.
He had a way with words. In 1912, he wrote her: