Monday, May 29, 2023

Presidential War #24 - Suckling at the Presidential Teat

This Presidential War episode settles the burning question that is on everyone's mind—who would have made a better president: George Washington's brother Lawrence Washington or James A. Garfield's son James R. Garfield? We also discuss Dolley Madison's accomplishments, Frances Cleveland's good looks, and how Abraham Lincoln might have fared if he had served as Attorney General.      

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Monday, May 22, 2023

Top 5 Presidential Golfers

Golf is the unofficial presidential pastime and some presidential practitioners have been particularly passionate about hitting the links. Some have even been good at it, and we count down the best on this Top 5. (Fore!)   

Monday, May 15, 2023

29 Warren G. Harding

From publisher of the Marion Star newspaper to U.S. Senator from Ohio, Warren G. Harding's meteoric rise culminated in 1920 when he became the compromise candidate of a deadlocked Republican convention and trounced his Democratic opponent with a campaign promising a "Return to Normalcy." He inherited a terrible economy, high taxes, exploding debt, and a nation still wracked with tension from the First World War and subsequent Red Scare. When Harding's health gave out and he died after just two-and-a-half years in office, he left behind a humming economy and had turned a new page from the war years. But in the wake of his death, a parade of emerging corruption scandals involving some of his closest friends forever tarnished his legacy--not to mention the tell-all book published by a young woman who claimed he was the father of her child!    

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We're very proud of all our wonderful Episode 29 sponsors:
Marvel Whirling Spray Syringe – Knoxville Sentinel (Knoxville, TN) – November 12, 1922

Southland Sport brassieres for stout women – Burlington Free Press (Burlington, VT) – March 8, 1921

Burbank Electric Shop vacuum cleaner – Burbank Review (Burbank, CA) – March 24, 1922

Georgiana Chapman has left her husband – Burbank Review (Burbank, CA) – November 11, 1921

Frederick Chapman shoots his wife – Burbank Review (Burbank, CA) – November 25, 1921

Frederick Chapman escapes – Los Angeles Evening Express (Los Angeles, CA) – November 22, 1921

Frederick Chapman charged – Los Angeles Evening Express (Los Angeles, CA) – May 2, 1922

Frederick Chapman seeks reconciliation – Los Angeles Evening Express (Los Angeles, CA) – November 25, 1921

Georgiana Chapman seeks divorce – Los Angeles Record (Los Angeles, CA) – June 26, 1924

Russell & Co. manure – Fresno Morning Republican (Fresno, CA) – March 12, 1921

California Syrup of Figs children’s laxative – Norfolk Daily News (Norfolk, NE) – March 11, 1921

Mrs. Holmes reaching out to her niece – Boston Globe (Boston, MA) – March 9, 1921

Monday, May 8, 2023

PWF #12 - After School Special

The PWF has fallen on hard times and its latest event is being held in a high school gymnasium, but the quality of the presidential wrestling action on display is as high as ever in this slate of electrifying matches:
  • Fathers vs. Sons Match: John Adams & George H.W. Bush vs. John Quincy Adams & George W. Bush
  • Tag Team Championship Match: James Madison & James Monroe vs. Theodore Roosevelt & William Howard Taft
  • Transcontinental Championship Match: Barack Obama vs. Richard Nixon
  • PWF Championship Match: FDR vs. Dwight D. Eisenhower 
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Monday, May 1, 2023

Presidential War #23 - Eviscerated by Cholera

This game of Presidential War comes down to the wire! The scintillating discussion topics include: Would we rather have William McKinley or George H.W. Bush dating our daughter? Would we rather have John Adams or Andrew Jackson defending us against murder charges? And an epic clash of titans: Would George Washington or Abraham Lincoln make the better Secretary of State?      

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