Why I'll never be president...

As is probably obvious to most regular readers, I have had less than no time to blog lately. Major deferred-maintenance-style repairs plus Christmas issues in a very limited amount of time means that I can barely check email, much less write posts.

However, I am unable to resist certain things, and Justin directed me to something yesterday he knew I'd be unable to resist. In the wake of a very humorous look at the "now-famous 1970's party pics of our President-Elect," Iowahawk has taken the game a step further, by soliciting 1970s pictures from Bloggers Who Were There.

As a Blogger Who Was There, in addition to being a blogger who cannot resist a dare, I am wholly unable to resist a challenge like this:

Have any similarly mortifying, presidential-aspiration-killing pictures from your youth (preferably circa 1970-1990)? Send 'em in and I'll broadcast your shame to a waiting world.

Go ahead, I dare ya. I double dog dare ya.

Double dog dare? That did it. I'm on.

Have to say, for the picture of Darleen Click in the cheerleading outfit alone, Iowahawk's post is a must-read...

Cheerleader though I was not, I shamelessly present two pictures from that rather tacky period. Both were found during my sojourn here in Berkeley, but neither is dated.

However, this first one can be dated and geographically located by the headline in the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin I am holding.


Harry S. Truman died on December 26, 1972, which means that the picture was taken 36 years ago when I was in Philadelphia for Christmas.

The next one was taken during one of my numerous drives across the country. I'm sitting on the hood of my first car (a 1941 Plymouth I rescued from doom), and I appear to be contemplating reality or something....


Driving across the country while contemplating reality was like, so 70s...

Now that I'm all grown up, I'd never do that again!

MORE: It was suggested that in order to better ensure my unelectability, I find a more embarrassing picture of myself from the 70s, and I remembered another one.

Here I am, cavorting with the devil!


Even Rudy Giuliani never did that!

posted by Eric on 12.25.08 at 01:08 PM


Oh baby you're so vicious.

dr kill   ·  December 25, 2008 11:42 PM

My bark is worse than my bite!

Eric Scheie   ·  December 26, 2008 9:13 PM

Did you drive that old car cross country? I guess it was from the 1940s, so it would have been around 30 years old at the time.

Gringo   ·  December 27, 2008 10:52 AM

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