Thursday, December 29, 2005

Presidents (2)

All right, this segment will be short and sweet since most won't even need explanations, so I will also put this one out now. Now the ordering goes down from 29 to 1.

29. Woodrow Wilson - Scary, scary man. May have believed he was the second coming - really, I only barely exaggerate. Could have easily passed the League of Nations had he even the slightest ability to negotiate and bargain at all with Congress. He was a populist demoagogue who started us firmly down the road to an imperial presidency. Sadly, the only political scientist to ever become President, and not the best example of one at that.

The rest of the list includes thoroughly unremarkable Presidents. None of them were particularly bad so much as just worthless. Or, as the Simpsons sang:

We... are... the...
Adequate, forgettable,
Occasionally regrettable
Caretaker presidents of the U-S-A!

And in order they go:
28. Rutheford B. Hayes
27. Chester Arthur
26. James Garfield
25. John Tyler
24. John Quincy Adams
23. Benjamin Harrison
22. Martin Van Buren
21. George H.W. Bush


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