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.”

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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.

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The Dreamer asked: “Is James Madison on the list?”

Nope. He’s not.

But Hugh Hefner is.

Update: A+ on Betsy’s Page with a real list of great Americans

Right Wing News invites submissions for a better list.


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3 Responses

  1. Iowa Voice says:

    Lame To Fame List

    You know, I was going to comment on the Discovery Channels “Greatest Americans” train wreck the other day, after watching it, but I didn’t. Some of the people on their list just boggles the mind.

    Right now, they are taking votes on the top 25 nomine

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