Bill Kristol's comparison of the Alaskan governor to old hickory doesn't fly.
The example of "old hickory" (as Jackson was nicknamed) was all that allayed mutiny and dispersal among the men.
He was gettin' himself as twisted as a pretzel, when old hickory breaks in.
Everybody ordered him around, from old hickory down to Mr. Piddie.
"No, it won't," breaks in old hickory, shakin' a stubby forefinger at him.
old hickory chokes some on a swallow of black coffee he's just hoisted in; but he recovers enough to nod.
Say, I've had some odd assignments from old hickory, but never one just like this before.
"Of queenly stature, as the society reporters used to put it," says old hickory.
"There is to be no next time," says old hickory, settin' his jaw.
Long before daylight, "old hickory" saw to it that every man was at his post.
Jackson Jack·son (jāk'sən), John Hughlings. 1835-1911.
British neurologist whose connection of certain epileptic symptoms to specific locations in the brain advanced the understanding of epilepsy.