Saturday, February 14, 2015

Presidents Day

I occasionally get asked, “Which president is your favorite?” The short answer is all of them. We’ve had some bad ones (I’m talkin’ about you, Franklin Pierce), but even the worst have had redeeming qualities. (Pierce was a party animal, for example.) The point is, we’ve never had a president hellbent on destroying the country (despite what the incumbent’s critics say). Each president did his best. Faint praise in some cases. But lots of other countries have had truly evil leaders. In 239 years, we’ve not had one. Make me wonder how long we can keep dodging that particular bullet.