Monday, February 21, 2011
In honor of Presidents Day, I thought it would be fun
to talk about some Presidential Nicknames and how
they came to be...
OLD HICKORY...Andrew Jackson. Some say he was as tough
as an old hickory tree. Others say his 'Branch' hung like an
THE GIPPER...Ronald Reagan. He portrayed legendary Notre
Dame footballer George Gipp in a Pat O'Brian movie.
SLICK WILLIE... Bill Clinton..Some say he was called this because
he could squirm his was out of controversy. Others say it was
because his Willie was always slick
JIMMY...James Earl Carter. Boring Nickname, boring President!
LBJ...Lyndon Baines Johnson. He was also nicknamed Light Bulb
Johnson, because he often went from room to room in the White House
shutting off all the lights left on.
TRICKY DICK...Richard Nixon. He suffered a bicycle riding injury as a
youth, and his 'member' was shaped like the letter 'C'!!
GRANNY...Rutherford B. Hayes. He didn't smoke, drink, or swear.
UNCLE JUMBO...Grover Cleveland. He nearly weighed as much as
Jumbo the Elephant!
THE WALRUS...Chester A. Arthur. His distinctive facial hair and large
girth made him resemble one. Koo Koo Ka Choo!
TIPPECANOE...William Henry Harrison. Every boat he ever got in to,
YOUNG HICKORY...James Polk...He was a prodege' of Andrew Jackson,
and his 'branch' didn't droop at all!!
BARRY...Barack Obama. He can imitate and sing just like Barry Gibb of
The Bee Gee's!
All this Nickname remembering is making Mr. Knowitall weary,
I bid you Adieu....