September 19, 2013

Crusher trivia question

Who was the last Whig President of the U.S.? Answer here.


Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

I'm going to guess: Filmore. (Was he Zachary Taylor's VP?)

September 19, 2013 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger The Other Front said...

Give the man a cigar. Came up today because someone at the conference said the modern GOP was trying to "bring back Whiggery." Fillmore would fit right in, I think, though maybe a bit soft on the race issue.

September 19, 2013 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger First Sea Lord said...

Whiggery was, of course, once the liberal cause, long long ago. What they brought back was Know-Nothingsism.

September 19, 2013 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

FSL is right. Lincoln's Republican party was a reformation of the Whig party (which was, itself, a reformation of the Federalist party).

September 20, 2013 at 7:43 AM  

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