Originally Posted by mcbear
I learned a bit of presidential history earlier this week while watching HBO. Franklin Pierce, president from 1853-1857 is considered to be one of the three worse presidents of all times. He is the ONLY president to have ever NOT been re-nominated by his own party to run for a second term. He is considered, along with James Buchanan who replaced him as the main reason that the South seceded from the Union, causing the Civil War.
He was known then as a raging alcoholic, he ran over and killed a woman while riding his horse drunk [RUI] and, when he lost the nomination for president, joined the Confederacy. He died of cirrhosis.
I bring this up because before Barbara Bush married George HW, she was Barbara Pierce. Yes boys and girls, W is a DIRECT descendant of the [now] third worst president in the history of the Republic. The nut does not fall very far from the tree.
Amazing!!!!!!!! Thanks for that