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Cokie Roberts: Typical Man, that President John Adams

John Adams may have achieved immortality as America’s first vice president and second president, but according to Cokie Roberts, the Founding Father wasn’t the most sensitive of fathers – to say nothing of hubbies.

Interviewed on Sins of Omission, Cokie, whose latest book is titled Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation, discusses what she found most surprising about John’s wife while researching the historical tome.

"He was basically saying, 'I'm not gonna be there. Take care of it,'" Cokie (above) tells us of John's reaction to his absence from Abigail.

"He was basically saying, 'I'm not gonna be there. Take care of it,'" Cokie (above) tells us of John's reaction to his absence from Abigail.

“They were alone for these long, long periods of time,” the ABC News political commentator and National Public Radio senior news analyst tells host Paulie Abeles of our nation’s Founding Mothers.

Abigail Adams is a prime example. Continue reading