Presidential rankings: William Henry Harrison was robbed!

Thanks to Beltway Dem's diary, I saw that C-SPAN asked these 65 professional historians or observers of the presidency to rank the 42 presidents on the following criteria:  

   * Public Persuasion
    * Crisis Leadership
    * Economic Management
    * Moral Authority
    * International Relations
    * Administrative Skills
    * Relations with Congress
    * Vision/Setting An Agenda
    * Pursued Equal Justice For All
    * Performance Within Context of Times

Here are the overall scores and rankings. My comments are after the jump.

(There are lots of good comments in Beltway Dem's thread too.)

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Rank the President's of Your Lifetime

I read a great article in HuffPo about W's legacy (or lack thereof), that some in the media are claiming that he "kept us safe", (so that is his legacy), but many are failing to mention that 9/11 happened on HIS watch in spite of all the warning signs.

The article by Paul Abrams can be read here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-abram s/george-bush-claims-he-kep_b_154100.htm l

So, looking back over the President's in MY lifetime, I thought I'd rate them on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 = horrible, 10 = perfect). Kind of a fun Year End game that you might want to do too.....

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The Worst Presidents Ever as assumed by Robert Wuhl (Poll)

I was watching Assume the Position 201 with Robert Wuhl on HBO last night.  Outstanding take on American History that I highly recommend.  

One of the segments in the show was on the Worst Presidents Ever... Its a great laugh and I thought I'd share it.

Lousy Leaders are as American as Apple Pie is the saying...

Franklin Pierce - Got elected after Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote a biography about him... based on the true story.  Hawthorne was a friend of Pierce's and glossed over the negative while over inflating the positives.  Leaves out the fact he is pro-slavery and  an alcoholic, while painting him as the greatest man in the history of the world.  The book comes out in August and because of that in November Pierce wins the election overwhelmingly.  He was so bad, that he is the only major party sitting President to seek and not get his party's candidacy.  Even Gerald Ford managed to get the Republican nomination!  Before leaving office, he gets drunk and runs over a woman with a horse.

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PRESIDENT 2008 CANDIDATE ELECTION STEPHEN D MACMILLAN FROM MILTON AND HYANNISPORT MASSACHUSETTS

MY DD STORY IT WAS TWO DIVORCES I WAS IN THE FIRST WAS IN 1995 WITH GEORGE BUSH SENIOR IN OFFICE AND I GREW UP DOWN THE STREET WHERE HE GREW UP IN MILTON MASSACHUSETTS OFF ADAMS STREET THE CASE WAS THE ECONOMICS WAS BAD BECAUSE OF THE WAR IN GULF IN WICH I BACKED THAT WAR IT WAS NESSARY TO PERSERVE THE OIL AND AGGRESION HER NAME WAS DIANE FROM ABINGTON MASSACHUSETTS,THEN I MET THE SECOND WIFE FROM PLYMOUTH NANCY I LIVED ON ROOSEVELT LN 1995 AND SHE LIVED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF RT 44 IM 44 11/18/62 12 WORRAL RD AND FORCED ME TO MARRY HER SHE WAS HOT BUT I LATER FOUND OUT IN 2004 WITH GEORGE BUSH JR IN OFFICE WE MOVED TO SANDWICH MASS SHE WAS A ZODIAC RAPEST 2004 I TELL THIS TO DSS AND STUFF THEY DONT DO ANYTHING AND TOM REILLY OFFICE attorney general gubernatorial too THEY SAID IT WAS TRUE,SHE WAS A DEMOCRAT ,STATE POLICE CALLED ME IN DEC 5,2006 IN BARNSTABLE AND AGREED SHE WAS BUT SAID JUDGES HAVE TO MAKE DESCIONS AND THE DA SAID TOO FOR THREATING A JUDGE,SHE FILED FOR DIVORCE JULY 12,2004 AND I COUNTERED RAPE OF KIDS ON HER,THE JUDGE DIDNT KICK ME OUT OF THE HOUSE WITH 300,000 IN EQUITY,THEN IN AUG 9,2004 THE STEPSON WHO WAS ACCUSED STOLE A COMPUTER AND COMMITED TWO 209A ORDERS IN SANDWCH MASS AND STOLE A SWORD AND THREATENED MURDER I LATER FOUND OUT IT WAS NOT HIM AT THE RAPE TRIAL ON MY DAUGHTER NO IDENIFACTION BUT LEADING UP TO THAT THE EXWIFE SECOND SAID SHE KNEW IT WAS THE STEPSON BLA BLA BLA IT SHURE SOUNDED ALOT LIKE HER AT TRAIL ON MY DAUGHTER ;boob;said;she saw;later said;big;AND JUDGE LISA ROBERTS KICKED ME OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS THAT GOT ME VERY ANGRY FROM MY HOUSE ON A BOGUS RESTRAINING ORDER FILE BY THE EXWIFE ON AUG 10,2004 AND MRS WHITE FROM LEGAL SERVICES AT 460 WEST MAIN ST HYANNIS,MA 02601 AND WAS SET UP WHEN I WENT BACK TO THE HOME AND WAS CHARGED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GUBERNATORIAL RACE I WAS RUNNING IN MASSACHUSETTS 2006 AND SENT TOO 460 WEST MAIN ST HYANNIS FROM THE DA BARNSTABLE AND RUGO THAT JUST CAME FROM A CASE WITH NIISENBAUM AND SENT TOO PHSYCOLOGY FOR 20 WEEKS AT CAPE HUMAN 460 WEST MAIN ST AND ONE DAY I WAS ORDERED TO GO THERE FROM COURT THE LAWYER WHO EXTORTED MY HOUSE WITH NO CONVICTION ON HER SEE SHE WAS ACTING ON THE STEPSON DEFENCE AS WELL SEE HER TALKING TO THE LADY WHO WAS THE PHSYCOLOGIST THATS WEIRD AND THEY KEPT GETTING UPSET IN THERE WHEN I SAID LOOK AT THE DSS REPORT SHE IS LISTED AS A PERPERTRATOR THE EXWIFE AND THEY SET ME UP IT WAS A SCAM FOR CASH I WAS CHRGED 30 DOOLARS A VISIT CASH AND SENT TO THE RAPEST LAWYER BUILDING TELL ME IF THAT DOES NOT RUIN A ELECTION WHAT DOES,AND TWO TOP IT OFF THE NEWSPAPERS KNOW I SUBMITTED ALL THE INFO SO IF YOU SEE RAPIST ON THERE YOU KNOW WHERE IT CAME FROM ,I INVENTED THE INTERNET AT MICROCOM SOME OTHER GUY RUNNING AROUND NEWSPAPERS SAYING HE DID MICROCOM WAS THE FIRST COMPANY AND I WAS WITH MY SISTER SHE RAN THE FRONT OFFICE AND I HELPED RUN THE ENGINEERING ASSEMBLY TECH SUPPORT AND ALL JUST ABOUT AS THERE WAS ONLY MY SISTER AND TWO OTHER PEOPLE WHEN WE STARTED IT OUT AND LATER THE COMPANY SOLD MILLIONS WORLD WIDE THIS STARTED IN THE 80S AND THE NET WAS NEVER HEARD OF BEFORE TILL WE CAME IN IT WAS ON RT 1 IN NORWOOD MASSACHUSETTS ACROSS FROM RATHEON MISSLE DIVISION THAT WAS A TREND THAT CREATED THE MOST JOBS AND ECONOMICS IN HISTORY AND WHAT HAPPENED IS THE COMPUTER MODULE THAT LINKED THE PHONE TO IT WAS EVENTUALY PUT IN THERES BY OTHER MANAFACTURES OF COMPUTERS BUT I CONTEST IN GODS NAME ALL THE FACT HERE ARE TRUTH  

HER TWO BOYS WHERE YOU KNOW WHAT PRIOR TO MEETING HER IN BREWSTER 1993 WHEN SHE LIVED ALONE WITH THEM BREWSTER POLICE SHE CLAIMED IT WAS A DEAF KIDS PARENTS KID WEIRD IN 1989,MY DAUGHTER WAS 1997 BUT SHE REPORTED IT 2004 SHE WAS JUST A KID AT THE TIME AND DIDN'T RELIZE IT TILL LATER AND SHE MAINTAINS CUSTODY OF MY SON AGE 8 AND I HAVE NO VISITATION RIGHTS LIKE HER OTHER KIDS TOO STEPKIDS THERE FATHER JERRY MULLINS SENT TO OREGON STATE PRISION rape 1997 THOUGH HE CAME TO THE DOOR ONE DAY SHE SLAMED she touched his daughter he claimed THE DOOR IN HIS FACE TOO SEE HIS KIDS AND CLAIMED HE WAS MENTALLY ILL JERRY AND THATS WHAT SHE IS TRYING TO PERTRAY ME AS AND THIS IS WHY THIS DIVORCE HAS ENDED UP IN THE WHITE HOUSE too see more on the judge see falseallegations.com on roberts judge female democrat pat johnson who was amother gubernatorial all the same stuff happened to her too its controlling elections is what it is i could have been married in the election to another woman if i wanted too if i knew i was going to be elected wifes typicaly like guys with money i was poor at the time from the war in the iraq,and found that when i was out of the gubernatorial race it was no point to get married,and later found my self living with my girlfriends friend who was nicer and better looks and we where a better match that happened when she slapped her boy friend in the face for cheating kicked my girlfriend,and the boyfriend out out when she got arrrested he called the cops west yarmouth where another gubernatorial lived near christy //on her the exboyfriend and she said move in with me in my other house wala,i did much better since and closer to becomming president if you look at the facts i will most likely become president both divorces came in the war 1990s/ gulf and 2004 /911 iraq the war is killing me slowly i worked for disaster specalist's 9/10 and 9/11 maybe gods trying to tell me something two days i worked there on jan sabastian rd in sandwich massachusetts 02563 near otis base military when the 911 ATTACK HAPPENED MAYBE IM A DISATER SPECALIST PRESIDENT WHO KNOWS i HAVE A BROKEN MIDDLE FINGER IM NOT BEING RUDE ITS REAL I REALLY DO AND MAKE MISTAKES TYPING BEACUSE OF MY MIDDLE INDEX FINGER I Broke IT AT A SITE WHEN A STEEL BEAM CAME DONE,im friends with the secretary of state nephew william galvin lives down the street in hyannis off pitchers way his name the same wilam galvin,i know his girlfriend well we worked together for years rose rodgrigues,and her daughter works for falmouth court,i cant tell them everything what happened its like a communication breakdown,and the church i go too im friends with the minister from brazil who knows in running and the president of brazil the brazilian people dont know much about politics just basics and might think im governor they dont know who mitt or patrick is,they just know bush and clinton,the judges if i was tapped in the proceedings i could prove my case on them election crime in 2006 gubernatorial race,the brazilian people helped me alot and i bless them immigrants that saved my life and the lord who is powerfull will strike me president 2008

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Happy Birthday America!

Well, it's America's Birthday, and the field-negro would like to say a few words in honor of the Birthday girl.

Happy Birthday America. How old are you now? Is it two hundred and thirty one already? Wow, it's been that long. It seems like only yesterday some of your great thinkers were preparing the Declaration of Independence, in order to free you from the tyranny of that King in England. You know the one, no not the King, the declaration; "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal.." Yeah that one. We know it wasn't meant for every body, but it turned out to be a beautiful document after all. It is still so relevant today; and that's where its beauty lies, it has stood the test of time, just like you.

Hey, I know the first few years were rough on you, and I know all about what you did to the Indians just to get to this point. The massacre of women and children at Wounded Knee and the "Indian Removal Act" sanctioned by President Andrew Jackson, which basically insured the removal of them from your shores. Hey, at least you gave them casinos. The irony is, that everyone wants to claim that they are Indian now, because they can become wealthy just by proving that they have a drop of Indian blood. My people, on the other hand, weren't so lucky, no casinos for us. But on the other hand, maybe we were lucky, because we didn't get all the European deceases that were brought to your shores that wiped out so many of the Indians before a single shot was fired.

But we did do a lot of hard work, and we were brought to your shores against our will. Because of the hard work we did, we contributed so much to making this the greatest economy on earth. I know we won't get credit for it, because you think we want some form of pay back or something. But we don't, we just want to be treated equally, and given the same opportunities that our fellow citizens who don't happen to look like us have. Hey, I think we have been really good considering how this issue of race could have turned out. Of course, the irony is, that the one man who advocated peace and doing things peacefully was killed by one of your own. We kept our calm after that too. But this is about you today, I wont go into one of these field-negro rants. Besides, you did eventually give us our freedom and even fought a war among yourselves to insure it. So for that, we are forever grateful.

Speaking of wars, there has been twelve of them fought under "old glory"-wow, you must be tired-some were noble and necessary-like when you stopped that evil man in Germany-and some were not so noble-like the one we are bogged down with now. But you fought them nevertheless, so I guess they don't call this the land of the brave for nothing. You fought for your principals and ideals, and you fought for your interest, and your freedom. And for that, I can't blame you for going to war when you did . But your people are split on what we are fighting for now, and it's tearing you apart. We are no more united as Americans who happen to support different political ideas and beliefs. We are now red staters and blue staters who despise each other, and who scream at each other all day, on television, on the Internet, and in print. I know, because I am guilty of it myself.

You have had forty three men leading you as Presidents, from George Washington to George Bush; some of them left too soon, some of them can't leave soon enough. You have assassinated a couple of really good ones, which makes me wonder about you sometimes, and you kicked one out for lying to you and doing nefarious things while you entrusted him to lead you.
That was good. But then you tried to kick one out for having sex and lying about it. That was bad. All the people that have led you have been white and have been men. I guess that's not really your fault, I mean it takes so much to get elected to lead you. Although I can't help but think, that no matter how qualified or how much money a woman or a person of color had they could not get elected. Maybe I am wrong, but I think you have quite a few more years to go before we can get to that point. That hurts you, because you like to think of yourself as way past that stage, but believe me, you are not. Now I know it's your birthday, and I should only be telling you the good stuff, but hey, what are friends for, I care so I am being honest with you.

So let me give you some good stuff because it isn't all bad with you. This is the greatest democracy on earth, and your system of laws has been unmatched throughout human history. The constitution is a brilliant document, and the amendments pertaining to the bill of rights are great equalizers in a society that could have had so much more inequities. Of course, while the laws are almost perfect, throughout your history, many of the men charged to interpret and uphold them have been flawed. If they were not, we would not have gotten "Jim Crow", Plessy v. Ferguson, or Oliver Brown et al. v. Board of Education of Topeka et al.would not have been necessary. We would not have gotten the many white men who walked free after lynching people of color, and burning their land and raping their wives and daughters. Still, I can't blame you for all of that. You cannot control what is in the heart of your citizens. All you can do is create the frame work and put the things in place for men to live just and virtuous lives.

But you are a contradiction. You are the most violent industrial nation on earth, yet many yearn to come to your shores. You still discriminate against many of your own citizens,yet other countries seek you out to show them the way when it comes to morality and fair and proper treatment of their own. You are a country of immigrants, and welcome your immigrants with these comforting words: "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..." But lately, we have learned that not all the huddled masses are welcome. Not if they happen to come from a certain country south of you. A country, by the way, who you happened to take some territory from when you were a lot younger.

So Happy Birthday America, you are one heck of a gal, and in spite of some not too flattering things I might have said about you; I wouldn't trade you for anyone else in the world.

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