There's this little-known clause in the Constitution states, "Being as the time that a President should leave the Office of Presidency at the time of the end of his term as President, that man should henceforth be marched off the nearest ye olde cliff available."
Very rarely is that clause adhered to. Unfortunately…
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On last night's Daily Show, in response to President Obama pledging to get the US off oil, Jon Stewart played a series of clips showing every President since Nixon making essentially the same broken promise. But it goes even deeper than that. I heard an early draft of The Gettysburg Address had an entire paragraph about ending out dependency on foreign buggy whips. And at his first inauguration, George Washington promised to convert the entire country to zero-emission hydrogen-based typhoid fever.
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Funny or Die and Ron Howard put together this pretty neat video of Saturday Night Live alum doing their presidential characters together. Look, there's Fred Armisen as Barack Obama (and Maya Rudolph as Michelle Obama)! And Will Ferrell as George W. Bush and Darrell Hammond as Bill Clinton!
Hey, there's Dana Carvey as George Bush, Sr. and Chevy Chase as Gerald Ford! And Dan Aykroyd as Jimmy Carter! Oh, look, there's Ronald Reagan. Who's playing him? Why, it's classic SNL performer… Jim Carrey? Um, okay. Sure…
I know that I was probably supposed to be paying attention to some kind of message about how we should be giving the banks more (or was it less?) money or something, but I was kind of preoccupied with marveling at Jimmy Carter's amazing girth. I guess he must have eaten Walter Mondale or something.
Maybe the answer to that mystery is in this making-of video after the jump (Spoiler Alert: Don't count on it)…
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I don't know about you, but I'm hoping to see one of these moments tonight…
But, realistically speaking, we'll probably have to wait for next Thursday's VP debate for something that good.
Time has a great collection of great debate moments from years past.
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