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  •  The comedian Robert Klein ..... (15+ / 0-)

    .... always joked about someone BiPM noted above:

    I have a feeling for obscure, historical characters like James Abram Garfield, who was the 20th President of the U. S. He was a pretty honest Congressman and Senator from Ohio. Elected eight times. Tremendous integrity.

    Only, the most famous thing he's remembered for is having been shot ... by “a disappointed office seeker.” And sure enough, you look at a child's milk-container collection of the Presidents, you'll see: “George Washington, Father of our Country; Thomas Jefferson, purchased Louisiana; Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation; James Garfield, shot by a disappointed office seeker.”

    Look in an encyclopedia under "Garfield, James Abram". It says, "see Office Seeker, Disappointed".

    "We should pay attention to that man behind the curtain."

    by Ed Tracey on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 06:20:58 AM PDT

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