Friday, January 4, 2008

Thirteenth President: Millard Fillmore - 2 comments



Unlucky Thirteen! Millard Fillmore, was our next President, and the last Whig to hold the office. He wasn't actually elected, but was VP when Zachary Taylor died (remember the bad milk?). After serving out the remainder of his term, Fillmore was not sent back to the polls by the Whig party, and four years after that he attempted again under the anti-Irish Catholic "Know Nothing" party. OK, actually they were called the American Party, but the secretive cabal-like nature earned it the nickname, as well as their slogan: "I know nothing but my Country, the whole Country, and nothing but my Country."

2 Comments:

Blogger blewis said...

A bit redundant, that slogan-

January 4, 2008 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger matt kirkland said...

Yeah, and boring, too!

January 4, 2008 at 11:18 AM  

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