As a child of the sixties and seventies, I repeatedly saw a poster that was circulated detailing amazing coincidences between two of our assassinated presidents, Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy. Do you remember it? Lincoln was elected in 1860, Kennedy in 1960, Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln, Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy, etc.
As a middle-aged man in the new millennium, I've done a little research and thought you might be interested in what I have learned. there are more than a few coincidences linking two of our twentieth century wartime presidents...
Eisenhower defeated Adlai Stevenson, a man many considered a pointy-headed intellectual.
Bush defeated Al Gore, a man many considered a pointy-headed intellectual.
Eisenhower was a huge baseball fan who showed his love for the game by often throwing out the first pitch on Opening Day.
Bush is a huge baseball fan who showed his love for the game by making a pitch to get others to front money to buy him a controlling interest in a baseball team.
Before Eisenhower was president, he was a four-star general.
Before Bush was president, he gave four stars to "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure".
Eisenhower called his wife "Mamie".
Bush's father once worked for a man who called his wife "Mommy".
As an older man, Eisenhower wore glasses.
As a younger man, Bush emptied glasses.
Eisenhower liked a good honest game of gin rummy, but often improved his lie on the golf course.
While Bush occasionally golfed, he usually lets his "Rummy" do the lying for him.
Eisenhower opened up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the interest of protecting the habitat and endangered species.
Bush opened up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the interest of profit for oil companies and rich Republican campaign contributors.
Eisenhower had a medical crisis while in office when he suffered a heart attack.
Bush had a medical crisis while in office when he choked on a pretzel.
There are ten letters in "Eisenhower".
There are ten letters in "Pompous Ass".
Eisenhower: Tricky Dick for a vice president.
Please consider these other items written and/or performed by Marc Holland:
Live performances at:
Three plays co-written with Mike Davis-
Crenshaw Family Reunion
Beauty and the Deceased
Night of the Livid Dad (one-act)
One play co-written with Kathy Holland-
Are all available at:
Coming Soon: A new one-act co-written with Kathy Holland-
JobbedWill be available at:
Novels under the pen name Quentin Tippler-
Hats Off For Homicide
And Coming Soon:
On the QT: The Collected Short Fiction of Quentin Tippler
Are for sale at:
Novels under the pen name Carl Stafford-
Son of Mann
And Coming in 2014: