Today marks 100 years after the stroke that hit President Woodrow Wilson, leaving the country unaware it was in the operational control of his second wife, Edith Wilson. More on this tomorrow, but wanted to mark the centennial of what was essentially our first woman President, even though she would always claim it was simply a “stewardship.”
That always amazed my fifth grade students when I taught them about President Mrs. Wilson…
But if that happened today… OH GOD… what a choice… Melanoma, or Preacher Pence… GAD!!!
This is truly terrifying. I am afraid to see what you roll out on Halloween.
It will be really funny if Trump and Pence get removed from office and Pelosi becomes president.
For all the talk (from imbeciles and/or lunatics) about Hillary Clinton, the first two women presidents actually were Edith and Nancy. Nowdays it seems to be Ivanka……..
I can’t imagine Melanie in that role.
I vant to be best bully.
Edith obviously did not think much of Tom Marshall.
“Heh heh. Well, honey, I forgot to duck.
I’ll be interested to see if Warren does better than HRC in the actual voting. Assuming the best candidate (imo) gets to run.
Maybe there’s something wrong with me, but my initial reaction was to laugh. The toon is set up with perfect comedic timing, after all.
Food for thought. With all the talk of Edith and Nancy (Reagan), does that mean that if HRC had escaped damnation in the Electoral College, that might have been a “back door” for a Bill Clinton third term?
Now, what about Michelle?
President Wilson suffered his stroke on a train (probably Missouri Pacific Railroad) between Pueblo, Colorado and my old hometown of Wichita, Kansas.
I have always been aware that Woody was a virulent racist; his misogyny was new to me – but I guess it fits.
Monday, 07-Oct-19: Still waiting for that “tomorrow” installment Brian promised, above!
I just had a checkup today, and this cartoon reminded me that I am close to Woody’s age, less six and a half months, when he had that stroke. My blood pressure is still normal, whew!
More than 10 days since you said, “More on this tomorrow,” Brian. I hope you’re okay.
May 24, 2017