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#80533 - 09/18/02 06:44 PM Re: five minutes
wwh Offline
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I remember Ronald Regan was president of actors' union, can't remember exact name.
A King who became president of US sounds trickier. Gotta ruminate that one.

Edit: A King who could have become President of the US:
William Rufus de Vane King, (1786-1853), 13th VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.


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#80534 - 09/19/02 06:10 AM Re: five minutes
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Who's the only King to become President?


Ooooh! Oooh, ooooh! I know! Pick me! Pick me!
Also the only President never to be elected to nationwide office.. Gerald Ford, né Leslie Lynch King, Jr.


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#80535 - 09/19/02 07:06 AM Re: five minutes
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Faldage,

Why did he change his name. Weird.

But so did Clinton.

Sounds like Hollywood.


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#80536 - 09/19/02 09:24 AM Re: five minutes
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Ford, Gerald R(udolph) (1913- ),
Early Life (((copied from Encarta encyclopedia, then excess deleted)))
Ford was born as Leslie Lynch King, Jr., in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1913 his mother, Dorothy, left her husband (they divorced in 1914) and took her son to live with her parents in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At a church function, she met Gerald R. Ford, whom she married in 1916. Although he never formally adopted Dorothy's son, Ford gave her child his name-Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. That name became the future president's legal name in 1935.



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#80537 - 09/19/02 10:47 AM Re: five minutes
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Why did he change his name. Weird.

He was worried about the "right-to-life" issue. Lynch King


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#80538 - 09/19/02 10:59 AM Re: five minutes
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the "curse" of being smart

Here's a quote from Bush's long-time crony and right-hand man which may point to a calculating dumbing-down of the President's persona:

"As people do better, they start voting like Republicans
-- unless they have too much education and vote Democratic,
which proves there can be too much of a good thing."


Karl Rove, Bush's Chief Strategist and Senior Advisor

It's the old "elitist intellectual" demonization thing...I guess that includes everyone here on this board.

So mebbe they actually advised him to deliberately mispronounce nuclear as nucular. 'Tis possible. Guys like Rove don't let much get past them, exspecially the little details.



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#80539 - 09/19/02 12:20 PM Re: five minutes
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exspecially

Heh


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#80540 - 09/19/02 12:28 PM Re: five minutes
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exspecially

Yeah...that's the way that Daffy Duck would say it!


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#80541 - 09/19/02 02:03 PM Re: five minutes
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I wouldn't put it past Daffy Dubya, either.

Hey, can someone start a new thread, if there's anything more to say? We are encroaching upon 100 posts...


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#80542 - 09/19/02 02:44 PM Re: the nucleus of the matter?
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I've got it! We've gotta get Dubya to say nucleus...if he says nuculous, we've got 'em!


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