Monday, February 2, 2009

An Early Example of the Dissing of Franklin Pierce

From the January 16, 2009 Chicago Tribune article, "10 Things You Might Not Know About Inaugurations:"

The outgoing president often gets little attention, but rarely has it been as obvious as in 1857, when James Buchanan succeeded Franklin Pierce. The swearing-in ceremony had to be delayed for 20 minutes because officials forgot to pick up Pierce at his hotel and had to go fetch him.

1 comment:

  1. "Weren't you suppose to pick up the new... um, president?"

    "Naw, I thought you were going to."

    "Huh. Well, I guess I gotta."

    "Yup, better go get him."

    "Sure better."