INTERLUDE ON DUMBYA
So I've had my little worst president poll up for a while now, and it's clear that most of my ... well, one or two... readers thinks he's the worst president we have (though Ulysses S. Grant is close, and three voters felt my choices didn't include our worst president).
So now I don't know whether to keep the poll up as a permanent feature, change the poll into something different, or turn it into a presidential grudge match, taking our 42 different presidents and distilling them down, NCAA tournament bracket style, into our very worst president.
Imagine -- choosing between Millard Fillmore and Chester Arthur! Or Zachary Taylor or Woodrow Wilson. Calvin Coolidge, or Rutherford B. Hayes. I'll see what your input is, then make a decision. One thing's for sure, though: We sure have a lot of oddly first-named chief executives. Rutherford?