Friday, January 20, 2006

Lessons About The Presidency In The 20th Century

FDR proved that the Presidency can be a lifetime job.

Truman proved that anybody can be elected President.

Ike proved that we didn't really need a President.

Kennedy proved that being President can be dangerous.

LBJ proved that having a President can be dangerous.

Nixon proved that a criminal can still be President.

Ford proved that you don't have to be elected to become President.

Carter proved that you can be elected President by the incumbent's mistake.

Reagan proved that such mistakes don't always go unpunished, even wrongfully.

Bush 41 proved that the Presidency can slip through your fingers.

Clinton proved that the Presidency can stick to your fingers.

Bush 43 proved that you can fool enough of the people if you try hard enough.

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