Abe! How’s life at your Gettysburg address?
Blog Guy, is it just me, or am I seeing lots of photos of Abraham Lincoln in the news these days?
Yes, I’ve noticed it, too. Most recently with presidential candidate Michele Bachmann greeting a Lincoln lookalike at a Republican dinner in Iowa a couple of days ago.
Bachmann? Isn’t she the one who offered a “happy birthday” message to Elvis Presley this week, even though it’s the anniversary of his death?
Yep, that’s her.
Well, anyway, Lincoln was a Republican, so I guess he’d feel right at home at a party gathering today.
Uh, yeah. Except he asserted Washington’s might over individual states, meddling with their right to secede from the Union, interfering with their slaves, stuff like that.
The personal income tax began under Lincoln. He needed the money to pay for a war to show the South that Washington could keep them in the country whether they liked it or not.
Oh, dear. Well, still, Bachmann seems willing to let bygones be bygones, with a nice warm smile and hug.
Do we have any idea what she’s saying to Abe Lincoln here?
Yes, I believe she said, “Happy birthday, Elvis!”
Top and left and right: Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann greets a man dressed as former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln at the Republicans of Black Hawk County Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa, August 14, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young
Bottom left: Civil War reenactors of Abe Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln pose for a photo with a visitor to Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque