Sunday, June 19, 2005

James A. Garfield: The 50 Cent Of Post-Reconstruction Radical Republicanism

Ed and I stayed in lovely Mentor, Ohio, home of president James A. Garfield's . . . uh . . . home. It also has the first presidential library, so of course we had to go.

James A. Garfield was shot while wearing this hat. ACHTUNG: Do NOT wear this hat.

This is where James A. Garfield banged his wife!

inside The Vault

The Library, built by his wife

Hey, it's that old chick from the rocking chair!

This is the letter James A. Garfield wrote to his mama telling her that, yeah, he got shot, but whatever. It was the last letter he ever wrote. As Mark Twain would say, "LOL".

Lucretia was a cheap date.

The high point of James A. Garfield's presidency was his inauguration, reinacted here by local albinos.

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