Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Hillary is so sick, if she wins, she might beat President Atchisons' record as shortest duration prez, ONE DAY.
Hillary is so sick, if she wins, she might beat President Atchisons' record as shortest duration prez, ONE DAY. Or she'll sleep thru her presidency as he did.
David Rice Atchison possibly was technically President of the United States for one day—Sunday, March 4, 1849. Outgoing President James K. Polk's term ended at noon on March 4, which was a Sunday. His successor, Zachary Taylor, refused to be sworn into office on Sunday.As President pro tempore, and therefore Acting Vice President, under the presidential succession law in place at the time, Atchison was believed by some to be Acting President. In an interview with the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Atchison revealed that he slept through most of the day of his alleged presidency: "There had been three or four busy nights finishing up the work of the Senate, and I slept most of that Sunday." They say he actually was drunk.
Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg