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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mr. President


It's Honest Abe's birthday today. Do you think he'd still have been president if he lived today? Would the press have mocked his rotund wife? his own gangly appearance? Would the Lincoln children have scandalized the family in some fashion? Would dirt would the press have on him? And what icons of pop culture would hitch their wagon to his star to benefit him on the campaign trail?

1 Comments:

Blogger Professor J said...

And there's the whole issue of Mary's mental illness, Abe's melancholia, and his fondness for sharing his bed with male friends. . .

And he was, I do believe, the best president we ever had.

We would have crucified him.

2/13/2008 7:19 PM  

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