Monday, December 5, 2011

Toughest job in the world

Regardless of political stripe, I suspect all American presidents can relate to Martin Van Buren, the nation's 8th president, when he said, "As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it." Van Burn was born this day in 1782. Interestingly, he was the first president born a citizen of the United States (the previous presidents were born before the American Revolution).

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