Suck on this, Warren G. Harding!
Fillmore, Harding. More than just historical footnotes or cautionary tales. Now they are members of an exclusive club. Yes, even more exclusive than the club of 42 U.S. Presidents. They are now 2 of just 6 presidents deemed by historians to be worse than The Idiot.
I know, I know. There were presidents that were actually worse? 6 of them? And the country survived?
Well, one of them was Andrew Johnson, who was universally reviled and impeached by congress, who reviled him even more than most. Another was James Buchanan, who essentially caused the Civil War by sitting on his hands while Southern states seceded, and couldn't even use the highest office in the land to get himself a date. And, of course, William Henry Harrison, who croaked a month after his inauguration.
So, he's better than the absolute worst people that have run our country. But not by much. Can't wait for the next poll, which will come out after even more of his administration's horrible misdeeds see the light of day.
He did best in Crisis Leadership, in which Our Hero was deemed, well, slightly below average. Not so good in Economic Management, where he only beat Herbert Hoover (whose Depression-causing policies are now being pimped by the GOP, by the way, ha ha) and Mr. Buchanan. Or International Relations, where only "One-Month Willie" Harrison was worse. Yikes.
But don't worry about history's judgment. We'll all be dead.
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