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.