Well, it’s a holiday for some of you, but not for yours truly. No rest for the wicked, as they say.
Speaking of the wicked, today is when we honor U.S. presidents. I have to say, being born in 1964, none of the presidents in my lifetime have been more than intermittently inspiring. Growing up I was an Abe Lincoln partisan, and as an adult I’ll stick with him as my favorite.
On the other hand, the best song I know about a president is “James K. Polk” by They Might Be Giants, a historically accurate paean to the 11th president, and they make him out to be quite a fellow:
“In four short years he met his every goal/He seized the whole southwest from Mexico/Made sure the tariffs fell/And made the English sell/The Oregon Territory/He built an independent treasury/Having done all this he sought no second term.”
Who’s your favorite prez?