Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Wild About Harry

My recent coverage of the ongoing death of Andrew Jackson brought up the interesting subject of Presidential crushes among several friends. Apparently lots of people have them.

My presidential crush is Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States.

Some reasons that Harry S. Truman and I are meant to be:

1. Those glasses drive me crazy.

2. He once ran a haberdashery, which means he was quite stylish.

3. He looked good in uniform.

4. He is from Missouri, which is the "Show Me State." That is next to Kansas, which is the "I'll Show You State." Kansas is where I'm originally from. Get it?

5. He has the best presidential name since Millard Fillmore.

6. Our love match horoscope said this: When Taurus and Leo come together in a love affair, they can be a great couple because they know how to stroke one another's egos and love to have their own stroked! They have similar needs: Taurus needs plenty of affection, to be loved and cherished, while Leo likes compliments and wants to be adored and admired. They're both extremely loyal and possessive lovers. Since they have such similar desires, they can generally provide for one another's needs quite well.

7. When I took the "Are you Ready for a serious relationship?" quiz on Seventeen.com, it said that I am "Fully Committed" to our relationship.

8. According to a rousing game of MASHO I played a while ago, we will live together in a mansion (Hello? White House?) and have four children.

9. He has his own library, and I love books.

10. Here he is on the cover of Time Magazine. Is your boyfriend on the cover of Time Magazine?

11. He has a boat.

Who is your presidential crush?


Jenn said...

I like Senor Clinton for the obvious reasons: charming, a ladies man, loves Southern food, and has a healthy appetite. He also likes big-boned ladies so I wouldn't feel weird about gaining weight. Plus he lowered unemployment during his term(s) in office and all. FDR comes in second because he could still run the country from a wheelchair. Is it wrong that the dude in a wheelchair isn't at the top of my list?

The Honorable Mayor of Bethville said...

I definitely get the appeal of Bill Clinton. If I had to choose among live former presidents, he would win.

Bill and FDR, however, are both on my shit list for cheating on their wives.

The Honorable Mayor of Bethville said...

Also, FDR didn't really need that chair. He was just lazy.

jody! said...

martin van buren. why? simply because of those chops.

let's ignore the fact that he was completely incapable of pulling the country out of a terrible economic depression. and we'll also overlook the fact that he fought to keep texas as part of the country -- his intentions were noble, even if they had potentially devestating results. had he let the bastards annex themselves, we probably would have been able to avoid george w. bush in office. but these are all minor points. it's the sideburns that won me over.

actually, my real presidental crush is teddy roosevelt.

The Honorable Mayor of Bethville said...

@jody! Ah HA! I knew I would find you all up in here with the Martin Van Buren. And the Teddy Roosevelt.

Thank you for not mentioning my copyediting choice of leaving the period after S. in Harry S. Truman. You're a true friend. And the debate could go on forever.

peach said...

Millard Fillmore. i generally don't like guys with asian fetishes, but his persistence won me over! you gotta get weak in the knees when a guy will go to any lengths to bring his game to a whole new hemisphere. i never read them, but i hear the letters he sent via admiral perry were HOT.

regarding #5: harrys are a dime a dozen; how many millards do you know?

The Honorable Mayor of Bethville said...

@peach: I said Harry s Trueman (I'm trying to drive Jody! crazy with my mad proofreading skillz) was the best name SINCE Millard Fillmore. I gave Mill credit where credit is due.

Anonymous said...

What does the O in MASHO stand for? I was brought up on MASH (to which I took the liberty of changing "shack" to "suite." But this O that you speak of...I'm curious!

The Honorable Mayor of Bethville said...

@ahotchildinthecity: Outhouse. Sometimes we would play Mashpot, which was "Penhouse, outhouse, treehouse." FUN!

peach said...

boo-yah! does YOUR presidential crush have a coin? i think not.