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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted December 27, 2006 19:43      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 

Over the years the Presidents I have watched on the television and seen in print have often aged far beyond their years.

Only Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower seemed to escape the aging, though I suspect the responsibilities of commanding all armed forces against the facist powers of Europe had already aged him into a timeless look. Sadly John Fitzgerald Kennedy will remain forever youthful.

The responsibilities of the White House seemed to wear a burden into the faces of most other presidents; Richard Nixon seemed to age the most. What it wore into people seemed to reflect a job few of us would ever really want. "What job is so wonderful that a person would pay with three decades of their life.

Things are wearing on the W now, it seems. At least that is what the link suggests.

Oh, another exception to that rule, passed away today. I will miss the integrity of Gerald Ford, and will recall with respectful amusement his "W.I.N." buttons.


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Icon 1 posted December 28, 2006 21:03      Profile for Aramaki     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I seem to recall that Clinton had a lot less gray hair before his terms as president. Stress'll do that to you, and I'm surprised that the stress of running a first-world nation just doesn't outright kill people.
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Originally posted by Aramaki:

Sorry for the threadjack, but I can't help it: would you happen to be a Ghost in the Shell fan? [Applause]

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Icon 1 posted December 29, 2006 19:50      Profile for The-Tech     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Back a million years ago when I was a teenager I remember a political cartoon that said "No Man Stands so tall as when he stoops to become the president" ...


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