One of our greatest presidents was disabled, a secret so well kept that the footage just uncovered of Franklin Delano Roosevelt being pushed in the wheelchair on which he relied is making headlines.

Ray Begovich, a journalism professor from Indiana, found the film in the National Archives.

In a culture that is loath to elect an executive without hair, it’s worth remembering that the president who ended the Great Depression and beat Hitler couldn’t walk on his own.

— Posted by Peter Z. Scheer


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