Can You Smell What The President Is Cooking- The Rock’s Next Roll
What is it about actors...and presidents...and shootings...and THIS day?
There are three related incidents (related may be a stretch) that caught my eye today so let's stitch them together for you.
America's Best Laid To Rest
On This Day In History, April 14th, 1865, stage actor John Wilkes Booth, shot President Abraham Lincoln in the head at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. He died the next morning, never regaining consciousness. Many historians regard Lincoln as America's best president ever.
In C-SPAN surveys going back to 2000, President Lincoln has finished as the top choice as the best president.
Surveys are distributed to historians, professors and other professional observers of the presidency who are drawn from databases of C-SPAN programming, research in the field and suggestions from our academic advisers. Each cycle, we reach out to past participants and add new names to the list to maintain a well-rounded list of invited participants. This year, 142 completed the survey, up from 91 in 2017.
The impact of Lincoln's loss to the nation was compounded by the fact that he was replaced in the oval office by Andrew Johnson who routinely ranks as the second-worst president ever! C-SPAN says only James Buchanan was worse!
Assassination Attempt - As Seen On TV
157 years later (that's today) FOX News reports that John Hinckley, the man who tried to shoot and kill actor turned President, Ronald Reagan, will play a sold-out concert in Brooklyn, New York. WHAT? Shoot the Pres and rock the big Apple. What a country!
Hinckley, 66, announced the show in a Twitter post writing that he will be performing at the New York City borough's Market Hotel on July 8. "Get your tickets while you can," Hinckley will be released from court-ordered restrictions he has lived under for years in June, a month before the scheduled concert. The attempted assassination of President Reagan took place in 1981 when Hinckley was 25 years old. In recent years, Hinckley has focused on music and started his own band in January.