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  •  Who is missing from the photo? (1+ / 0-)
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    "I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters" Solomon Short

    by RedMask on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 11:24:12 PM PST

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    •  maybe no one? (2+ / 0-)
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      RedMask, JG in MD

      wasn't there one president who was elected, then someone else was president, then came back? (???) So maybe they are pictured only once even though they filled two slots in terms of order of presidents

      •  Grover Cleveland (10+ / 0-)

        ...was president twice, non-consecutively, so he counts as two.

        I learned that as a kid, pouring over a presidential encyclopedia at night in bed.  The way kids will do from now on with a chapter on President Barack Hussein Obama.  One month from now, one year from now, one decade from now, one century from now.

        History has changed.  Forever.

        •  Thanks - I didn't know that (0+ / 0-)
          I was scratching my head.

          Are non-consecutive terms still allowed as long as you were only elected once? (i.e could George H.W Bush still run again?)

          •  I believe that he could, yes. nt (0+ / 0-)

            Paint the town blue, 'cause baby, red is so passe--The Pierces

            by paintitblue on Wed Nov 05, 2008 at 07:33:32 AM PST

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            •  actually, no - here is the amendment (0+ / 0-)

              Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.
              Section 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.

      •  grover cleveland n/t (1+ / 0-)
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