September 20, 2008

Experience?

On this day in history a Vice President was sworn in as president, succeeding James A Garfield, who had been assassinated. Chester A Arthur loved fine clothes and elegant living and had been involved with the corrupt New York political machine.

In spite of his questionable record, Arthur was nominated VP. When he became president in 1881, there was fear. Somehow the responsibility of that high office seemed to transform him into a man sincerely dedicated to the good of the country. He earned the nation's gratitude ...
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