Andrew Jackson was the first president on whom an assassination attempt was made. A man named Richard Lawrence approached Jackson with two pistols both of which, for some reason, misfired. With the possibility of an assassination taken off the table, Jackson proceeded to beat Lawrence near death with his cane until Jackson's aides pulled him off the assassin.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The 5 Most Badass Presidents
This post is a freakin' hoot. It details what Cracked.com takes to be the 5 greatest examples of badassery in US Presidential history. Interestingly, there's no one mentioned more recently than the 1960's. Says something, don't you think? Anyway, content warning for language, sexual innuendo, and all around testosterone dripping manliness. I think Andrew Jackson gets my vote for "Most Badass". Not just for his name, which in fact means "manly", but for this: