Special thanks to the eagle eyes at Wonkette, who’ve spotted a big one.
Extraordinarily cheezeball artist Jon McNaughton has brought forth a gathering of greats, as the ghosts of presidents past hover around sullen, stand-offish looking Barack Obama, variously annoyed or aghast at his literal TRAMPLING ON THE CONSTITUTION!
McNaughton is the kind of crank who rambles along in incoherent Founderspeak for numbered paragraphs, passive aggressively concluding:
Cramming all these figures into the frame seems to have skewed McNaughton’s perspective. Small but perfectly formed James Madison is so upset at Obama’s boot-heel to our liberties that he’s bent over pleading, but appears to be almost Obama’s height. The Forgotten Man is a giant seated on a toy town bench. Such is the occasion that Franklin Roosevelt walks.
McNaughton’s painting doesn’t leave much to chance, featuring ominous clouds, flags at half staff, and an accompanying video lush with piano chords of doom.
Further exploration of history’s hole for George W. Bush, with Stanley Fish’s claim Bush’s infectious charm will win in the end disputed by America’s greatest living Warren G. Harding reputationist.
Phillip Payne’s Dead Last: The Public Memory of Warren G. Harding’s Scandalous Legacy won’t come out till the last last days of Bush, but Payne is got his licks in before the current President leaves.
“Nostalgic discussions of the good ol’ days of good ol’ W will surely become discussions of why Katrina wasn’t really Bush’s fault, why preemptive war worked, why the Freedom Agenda was a noble idea, and so forth and so on. Otherwise Bush’s ultimate fate is obscurity.”
Gerald Ford’s former Colorado home is for sale, and the frenzy is unrestrained!
“To our knowledge, it has been generations since the home of a former President has been offered to the open marketplace…and this is the only one in history to have such a prized location.“
Ford’s own home in Alexandria Virginia has languished on the market lately. To our knowledge there have recently been two Nixons and a Kennedy sold, a Harding changed hands in 2004, a Reagan in 2000, and Eleanor Roosevelt’s former home is for rent.
No word if the Colorado Ford property includes his home x-ray machine.
Christmas is a special season at the White House. Won’t you join the search for America’s best Presidential gifts?
Most Wonderful Time!
For only $150.00 you can get this handsome Baccarat paperweight. It features Woodrow Wilson looking for all the world like the President-For-Life of a former Soviet republic.
Often mocked, never bettered, the Nixon birthplace birdhouse. A classic at $45.00
Vice Presidents before Dick Cheney often felt slighted and ignored, and were forced to find themselves something to do. In tribute to those dark days, the United States Vice Presidential Museum offers this Dan Quayle shot glass. $3.77.
He may belong now to the ages, but he can still help tuck you in at night. The Lincoln Nightlight, $27.50.
A sly dig at Betty Ford’s addictions? On offer for $24.95 in the Reagan Library’s “Nancy Reagan’s favorites” gift section, the First Lady Purse Pill Box. “It can be a headache to be first lady. This silver pill box helps you find the right remedy ever-so-elegantly“
Because repeating “um, you lost,” won’t silence Confederate apologists, $12.00 gets you ten Christmas cards and envelopes with this touching Christmas scene of the Jeff Davis family from the “Confederate White House.”
An undistinguished presidency yields endearingly odd sports apparel from Bridgeport Connecticut’s Warren Harding High School. $21.99 or multiple variations at similar prices.
For $40.00, a talking Nixon doll with some explaining to do.
“No Nickname”? Because “America’s Fattest President” couldn’t fit on a patch? Yours for only $4.27.
You’ll accept no substitute for victory over sleeplessness with this 18″ square Commander in Chief throw pillow! President Bush has never looked so butch, and you’ll never feel more comfortable. For $18.99 you can take your pillow with you on trips like El Jefe does!