The Buck Turgidson
"Was I duped by leaches, criminals and turncoats? Yes. Did I enjoy every minute of the debacle? Hell yes!" Ted bankrolled The Buck Turgidson, an eight stool, four booth saloon in Georgetown, while serving as US Ambassador to the Loa People’s Democratic Republic [1966-68]. Hopes of hosting "A haven free of gibberish, prying sycophants and Russkie sympathizers" were, sadly, but a folly as Ted’s generosity outweighed any business aptitude and The Buck was abruptly shuttered on Easter Sunday 1968.