Monday, February 19, 2007

Presidents' Day

Two links in honor of Presidents' Day, one fun, one more serious.

1. The famous George Washington video, on the kind of president we think we'd like to have. I'm sure everyone's linking it, but I don't want to be left out.

2. Gene Healy's op-ed on presidential rankings, and on the kind of president we're likely to get. Here's the kicker:
H.L. Mencken marked the end of [Calvin] Coolidge's tenure by saying, "There were no thrills while he reigned, but neither were there any headaches. He had no ideas, and he was not a nuisance."

For Mencken, this was praise. He was on to something. We could do worse. In fact, we usually do.

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