Wednesday, October 29, 2008

And you thought this election was ugly...

I have been having a lot of anxiety, as has, evidently, much of the country. I was also feeling kind of sad and depressed about how ugly this presidential election has gotten, and I was thinking that maybe this was some kind of new low in American history.

But, then I found this article from the Washington Post, whereupon I learned, in a most amusing way, that we've pretty much always been wretched during election seasons. Which actually makes me feel marginally better.

So, go and read about which President was accused of being a 'dandy', and which was accused of being 'slack jawed'...and then won't you wonder which President was accused of being drunk all the time? (Husband votes for Martin Van Buren, because this month's Beer Magazine says that Van Buren could close down a bar like nobody's business. Scandalous.)


Blogger Albert Riehle said...

*sings* we didn't start the fie-yah! it's been always burning since the world's been turning!

sorry. sometimes i'm just overtaken by the need to sing billy joel songs.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 1:46:00 PM  

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