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The Most Famous Ladie's Room

"The piece of history Bachmann says fascinates her is that the current ladies room was where former President, Rep. John Quincy Adams died in February of 1848. He collapsed following one of his famous anti slavery speeches in Statuary Hall, which was then the House floor.

"He'd been president, and he was asked to run for Congress specifically to fight against slavery. And he was all worn out, as most presidents are, but he was so moved by slavery he came back," Bachmann said. "And for over twenty years, he stood over here, and every single day he stood up with his petition to stop slavery. And every day he was booed down and hated, hated, hated by his fellow Congressmen. Until finally at the very end of his life, he stood up again with his petition, and collapsed."

She said the couch where Adams died is still in the ladies' restroom."



A rare bit of history that is not often told.
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A couch that a man died on is in the women's restroom?

They're offended AND the "ladies" don't know what to do with it?

DUH?

If someone had an accident.....it would be replaced?

A rare bit of history that is not often told.

Go figure.

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At least the ghost of

John Q Adams is keeping an eye on the ladies. Wink

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