Abraham Lincoln. . . John Edwards?? Wow, Tough Call.
For today’s history exam: “The relative merits of Abraham Lincoln. . . and John Edwards.” Please discuss.
The Discovery Channel and AOL have just released a list of nominees, based on an online poll, of the 100 Greatest Americans. . . an “extraordinary, interactive project to highlight Americans of importance and the incredible contributions they made to our society.”
Over at Betsy’s Page, she astutely notes: “If you have Abraham Lincoln and George Washington on a list, you don’t include John Edwards unless you don’t realize that the Great Awakening preacher was Jonathan, not John, Edwards.”
Wait. . .there’s two more: Michael Moore and Madonna, natch.
The Dreamer asked: “Is James Madison on the list?”
Nope. He’s not.
But Hugh Hefner is.