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Man …. Now I Want to Go to Disney World and Test This Out

An e-mail:

I just returned from a trip to Disney World.  At the Magic Kingdom, I visited the Hall of Presidents, with which you are likely familiar.  Originally created as a moving, talking statue of Abraham Lincoln for the 1964 World’s Fair, the exhibit now contains statues of all 43 presidents.  The presidents are introduced in chronological order.  During the introductions, the crowd of several hundred people, which I suppose could be viewed as some type of sample of the nation’s population plus foreign visitors (there were a lot of them at Disney this week), cheered and applauded some of the presidents.  As you can imagine, Washington, Lincoln and Reagan were greeted warmly and FDR and JFK had their admirers.  Only one president was booed — Bill Clinton.  But here is the surprising thing based on what the media would have us believe: the president that received the loudest and most sustained applause and cheering was George W. Bush. 

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