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Old 12-20-2000, 07:45 PM
GKittridge GKittridge is offline
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George W. Bush has just been elected to the office of the President of the United States, making him the second son of a President (George Bush) to hold that office. The first such pair were John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams. There are many coincidences to these two pairs of presidents.

1. Both sons have the same first name as their father, yet neither is a “junior.”

2. Both fathers served eight years as Vice-President to a very popular President.

3. Both sons failed to receive a plurality of the popular vote in their elections.

4. Both fathers served only one term.

5. Both sons married a woman whose first name starts with the letter “L” and ends with the letter “A.”

6. Both fathers ran for a second term, but was defeated by a southerner.

7. Both sons were elected over a Tennessean whose first name starts with the letter “A” and has six letters.

8. Both fathers were born in Massachusetts.

9. Both sons were born in July.

10. Both fathers attended an Ivy League University.

11. Both sons attended the same University their fathers did.

12. Both fathers immediately succeeded to the office of President.

13. Both sons have six letters in their middle names.

14. Both sets of Presidents come from political families.

15. Bush had a secretary named Adams, and Adams had a secretary named Bush.
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Old 12-20-2000, 07:55 PM
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16 - Neither owned a tugboat.
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Old 12-20-2000, 07:59 PM
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Gee, #14 sure is a surprise. Who would have thought that a father and son both ending up President would come from political families?
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Old 12-20-2000, 08:08 PM
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Both are also answers to trivia questions that will get so old people will have beer bottles (full, even) thrown at them for beginning a sentence "Hey, you know, there are a lot of similarities between the Bush family and the Adams - WHAT? HEY! OWW!"
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Old 12-20-2000, 08:09 PM
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17 - Both were American citizens.
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Old 12-20-2000, 08:47 PM
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Well John Q. Adams is considered to be among themost intellectual of American presidents; so the resemblance between him and Dubya' only goes so far.
Also, J. Q. Adams, while president, was known to shock Washington society types by taking nude dips in the Potomac river on chilly morning. He once even granted an interview stark naked.
http://www.americanpresident.org/KoT...al_Moments.htm
Lets hope G.W. Bush never strips down to the bare ass on Meet The Press in an attempt to live up to his predecessor.
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Old 12-20-2000, 08:54 PM
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Well John Q. Adams is considered to be among themost intellectual of American presidents; so the resemblance between him and Dubya' only goes so far.
Also, J. Q. Adams, while president, was known to shock Washington society types by taking nude dips in the Potomac river on chilly morning. He once even granted an interview stark naked.
http://www.americanpresident.org/KoT...al_Moments.htm
Lets hope G.W. Bush never strips down to
the bare ass on Meet The Press in an attempt to live up to his predecessor.
yea, that would be pretty damned Em- barass -ing

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Old 12-20-2000, 09:17 PM
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The fathers were both born in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as a matter of fact.
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Old 12-20-2000, 09:27 PM
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This isn't a coincidence, but I just realized that Clinton's presidency will go down in history as a space between two Bushes.

hahahha...ok not very funny, but I had to take my mind off J. Q. Adams nude body somehow.
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Old 12-21-2000, 12:22 AM
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Well John Q. Adams is considered to be among themost intellectual of American presidents; so the resemblance between him and Dubya' only goes so far.
Yes, I suspect that if GWB ever earns the nickname "Old Man Eloquent", there will be a bit more sarcasm involved than in JQA's case.
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