In The Spirit of Today's Inaugeration..
January 20, 2009 11:51pm CST
Here's Some Trivia that I wanted to share because I found it rather interesting considering what was going on today!! Which President's Inaugeral address was the shortest? George Washington's. He promised that he would govern his second term as he did his first. Which Vice President showed up at his own swearing-in so drunk that his address afterwards was incoherant at best? Abraham Lincoln's second VP, Andrew Johnson. He became president after President Lincoln's assasination only weeks later. What dubious Inaugeral Day action did both John Adams and John Quincy Adams perform as outgoing President's? Both left town so they would not have to greet their successors. Which President was sworn in by his father? Calvin Coolidge. His father was notary public and swore him in by the light of a kerosene lamp in the home which lacked running water or electricity.