Thursday, October 2, 2008


The veep debate is tonight. I hope everybody watches, and undecideds take notes. Lest you think the lowly vice president doesn't matter, remember that last century we had 5 veeps assume the big chair because their bosses either died or quit. 

Trivia points to those who can name them all without resorting to Wikipedia like I had to.


rhymeswithplague said...

Theodore Roosevelt succeeded McKinley after McK's assassination in 1901.

Calvin Coolidge succeeded after Warren G. Harding died in office in 1923.

Harry Truman succeeded FDR upon FDR's death in April 1945.

Lyndon Johnson succeeded John F. Kennedy when Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963.

Gerald R. Ford succeeded Richard Milhous Nixon in 1974 when Nixon resigned under the threat of sure impeachment.

I didn't resort to Wikipedia or anything else. How many Trivia points do I get?

Travis Greene said...

5 points, one for each veep turned pres. One bonus point for correctly spelling Nixon's middle name.