Friday, January 20, 2017

Joining the Pantheon


The list is impressive in it's un-impressiveness. The names, some forgotten, others reviled, are enshrined in our history to remind us of the mediocrity this country can attain if and when we really try to.

George W. Bush, Zachary Taylor, Ulysses S, Grant, John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, William Henry Harrison, Franklin Pierce, Andrew Johnson, Warren G. Harding and James Buchanan, a list of U.S. Presidents acknowledged as the ten worst, according to  Corruption, ineptitude, all manner of malfeasance are the hallmarks of this undistinguished list of failures.

Today, however, the modern era once again makes a play to enshrine a new name to this list. With the inauguration of Donald Trump today as President, I have no doubt that the list is due for a very quick reappraisal.

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