The president who came to office with the most glittering array of experiences had served 10 years in the House of Representatives, then became minister to Russia, then served 10 years in the Senate, then four years as secretary of state (during a war that enlarged the nation by 33 percent), then was minister to Britain. Then, in 1856, James Buchanan was elected president and in just one term secured a strong claim to being ranked as America's worst president. Abraham Lincoln, the inexperienced former one-term congressman, had an easy act to follow.And I was just rewarming to Hillary Clinton...
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Fair is a principle I have been concerned about as a kid. It's probably why I'm interested in ethics, social justice and even medicine. It's also what got me to reading George Will's recent opinion piece in the Washington Post. I appreciate the last paragraph: