Friday, March 27, 2015

Fact of the Day: Idiot Andrew

Andrew Johnson was elected Vice President when Abraham Lincoln won his 2nd term in 1864. When he showed up for his inauguration, he became quite drunk. After a incoherent speech, he later could not carry out the ceremonial duties traditionally tasked for the Vice President. 

20 comments:

Margaret D said...

That implies he was often drunk...

Emmylou said...

Idiot indeed! And Daisy's hard core! I don't think I can watch Oberyn's death again, and I liked his character too...of course, GRRRM just had to kill him:(

Dascha said...

Wow..

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Saucy Siciliana said...

Amazing!

DEZMOND said...

meanwhile, my idiotic president brews his own brandy and sells it... he was even caught brewing brandy at his estate while a part of the country was drowning in floods last year

Bob Bushell said...

Drunken sot.

Anna-Alina said...

It's sad!

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It's sad!

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Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

But it was quite the celebration!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

One too many!

Weekend-Windup said...

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stephen Hayes said...

Not sure about this one. Evidence is mounting that Johnson was terribly sick on the day in question and his doctors prescribed some sort of liqueur that made him worse. Johnson was also a Southerner who remained loyal to the Union, the reason Lincoln selected him, and he's one of the few presidents to serve in Congress after being president of the United States. He was definitely a target for conservatives that wanted, and were successful, at turning the South over to the carpetbaggers.

Pat Hatt said...

At least he had a good time

Christine said...

wow embarrassing!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm sure he wasn't the first drunk to be Veep. Probably not the last either.

Gloria Baker said...

really embarrasing! I remember I read a book about this!

Mama Zen said...

How embarrassing!

bj said...

There's losers on both sides....

Theresa Mahoney said...

He probably wasn't the first, and certainly wasn't the last drunk politician!

Kay said...

Why in the world was he chosen anyway?