Oddities Presidential

PRESIDENT GARFIELD

 could write Latin with one hand and Greek with the other while simultaneously playing

 Eine kleine Nachtmusik

with his left foot!

 PRESIDENT FRANKLIN PIERCE

 was arrested while in office for running over an old woman with a horse.

The case was dropped when it was discovered the woman was drunk and shouldn’t have been riding the horse in the first place.

ROBERT TODD LINCOLN

son of Abraham Lincoln, was present at the assassination of three presidents:

his father’s, President Garfield’s and President McKinley’s.

He vowed never to attend another one.

He died

July 25, 1926,

36 years and almost 4 months before a scheduled vacation in Texas.

PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS

 expressed a desire to live until July 4, 1926 – the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

On that day he slipped into unconsciousness.

That afternoon he momentarily revived and moments before his death uttered the words:

Jefferson survives.

In this he was mistaken for Thomas Jefferson had died earlier that same day.

 PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH

And lo, a little child shall lead them …

Isaiah 11:6

“We like living in the White House. It’s a nice place to live.”

8/25/2001

“And I see Bill Buckley is here tonight – fellow Yale man. We go way back, and we have a lot in common. Bill wrote a  book at Yale and I read one.”

10/19/2000

“We spent a lot of time talking about Africa, as we should.  Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease.”

6/14/2001

“Vice President mentioned Nigeria is a fledgling democracy.  We have to work with Nigeria.  That’s an important continent.”

10/11/2000

“We got no better friend in that part of the world than the Philippines, and the President said, there are a lot of proud Philippines living in America.”

11/20/2001

“I talked to my little brother, Jeb – I haven’t told this to many people.  He’s the governor of – I shouldn’t call him my little brother, Jeb, the great governor of Texas …”

4/27/2000

J.C.          G.W.

“And many that are first, shall be last and the last shall be first.”

Matthew

19:30

Reporter:  Mr. President, you gave me the floor.

President:

You’re next. No, next to next, Let me rephrase that. You’re last. 

 3/29/2001

 

 

 

 

 

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