Thursday, January 8, 2009

About Today: 12 Things You Don't Know About the White House

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  from Jen Hubley
It seems like only yesterday Americans were flocking to the polls to cast their votes for the next President of the United States, and yet, the Inauguration is right around the corner. The news has been full of political intrigues leading up to the big event, but I'm sort of over bad news and infighting. Today, let's take a break and have some Presidential trivia.

 
In the Spotlight
12 Things You Don't Know About the White House
My favorite item on this list? The White House was, until the Civil War, the largest house in the US. Now that they'll throw a giant mcmansion on any teeny little lot, that's hard to imagine.

 
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George Washington never chopped down a cherry tree, Lincoln didn't write the Gettysburg Address on the back of an envelope, and most of our presidents didn't say half the things you think they did.

 
The 25 Funniest Political Quotes of 2008
It's sort of embarrassing how many of these I thought were said by actual politicians, only to find out, via the magic of the internets, that they were said by a comedian.

 
 
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