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Riding The Tiger

“I discovered that being a President is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep on riding or be swallowed.” Harry S. Truman

Friday Feature: Icy July

President Carter riding a toboggan at Camp David, 1978.

As those of us on the east coast continue to trudge through a soppingly muggy July, here's a refreshing image: President Carter on a toboggan (Camp David, 1978).

As we sweat toward August, just try to imagine the crisp air, the flecks of snow on your face, the slew of photographers waiting at the bottom of the hillside...

Stay tuned! Every Friday we'll highlight an interesting item from presidential history.