Friday, April 18, 2008

I believe the spelling you're looking for is "phat"



Every President has a legacy.

I can prove it! Hit the link below, and listen to the MP3 (the one that says "The Presidents"):

Click ye here

Pretty sweet, no? And it really makes you think about your place in history. I mean, our 27th President - a man who was strongly anti-war but understood the perils of pacifism, a man who politically outmaneuvered Theodore Roosevelt, a man who sacrificed his life's ambition in order to serve people who were not even his countrymen, a man who founded a dynasty, a man who personally (and successfully) negotiated with the Vicar of Christ - had his Presidential term summarized as follows:

"Taft was big and fat and had a mustache."

Meanwhile his predecessor, who actually thought that killing thousands of Filipinos was good for the Philippines, has his face on Mount Rushmore. It's a fine line, apparently.

Paul Burns, of course, has his own legacy to consider. But if good Presidenting can't guarantee a good legacy, what can? Well, if history is any judge, you need to get into a war - and you need to win it. Washington, Lincoln, Wilson, FDR, Truman - these are the guys you hear about. You don't so much have to be good (though it doesn't hurt) - you have to make America look good.

So, to summarize: find a comparatively weak and unpopular nation, come up with a just cause, go to war, take 'em out = Good Legacy.

Funny how it always comes back to nuking France.

Be sure to tune in on Monday, when Paul Burns will discuss ailurophagy!

3 comments:

William Howard Taft said...

Okay okay okay - yes I was a cool President and all. But let's not lose sight of the fact that I did have a really awesome mustache!

Christine said...

Hi, I'm voting for you as my president. Forever. You need a mascot! or a presidential symbol. If there is one I do not yet know of, it needs to be displayed more!

Brian Buckley said...

Hm, no official symbol or mascot yet... we will have to give it some thought!