Did Harry Truman really say, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog”? Or maybe “buy a dog”?
What are the origins of the gem, “If you want a friend in Washington, buy a dog,” a quote falsely
Who was the first on Earth to utter a classic line, or something close to it: “If you want a
Hollywood mentions pop up in The Solomon Scandals, my Washington newspaper novel. L.A. and D.C. overlap, all right, and even
Update: I’ve now traced the quote to a Reagan Administration official, who, however, can’t recall where he heard it. See