My fellow Americans,

We’ve all had to do a report or two during our school career about Presidents, usually Lincoln, Washington, or a real good school systems will even allow a Ben Franklin slip on by.  Needless to say I was surprised to be given a "Presidential" assignment nearly 30 years after graduation, but this is a new age, so, since I like to laugh a lot, the obvious choice is President Taft.  I mean, who can say no to Laughy Tafty?


Welcome to Presidents day.  Once again, we were asked to write about our favorite President.  I have to tell you, I’ve never thought about it.  Maybe this is because I’ve lived through a few now, but the words “favorite” and “President” do not go well together.  A few words, I feel, go together with President are “crook”, “pervert”, “liar”,”#%*#head”.  Yea, #*%#head fits best I feel.  Good thing I’m not politically bitter. ;)

No really, I’ve come to terms with the fact that the President is just a big business puppet, whose only task in office is making it easier for the rich to become richer, and harder for the poor to become anything but more poor.  Since fat people should stick together,  I’m here today to chit-chat about President Taft.  Turns out he didn’t really want the job.  That fact shows that he had common sense.  A few other facts…

We’ll start with the basics

-         27th President

-         Republican

-         Served one term from 1909 to 1913

Here’s one you might not have known, William Howard Taft was the only person who’s been the President, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  Yes, it’s true, Fat Taft was the lead Supreme from 1921 till his death in 1930.  Could you imagine President Obama nominating Bill Clinton, or George W. Bush to the Supreme Court?  That’s just what President Warren G Harding did for Taft.  But that was the job that Taft had wanted all along.

That also makes him the only former President to swear in other Presidents.  He swore in two, Calvin Coolidge in 1925, and Herbert Hoover in 1929.

Oh, by the way, Taft signed the 16th amendment. So think Taft on April 15th, and have a great Presidents Day.