Chicago newspaperman Finley Peter Dunne (1867–1936) created nationally syndicated comic sketches featuring the fictional barkeeper “Mr. Dooley,” who offered in a thick Irish brogue, satirical opinions on the politics and society of the 1890s and early twentieth century. A few days after “Mr. Dooley’s” lampooned review of Theodore Roosevelt’s (1858–1919) bestseller, The Rough Riders, appeared in Harper’s Weekly, Roosevelt invited Dunne to visit. Their subsequent friendship lasted throughout Roosevelt’s presidency and life.