Tuesday, February 26, 2008

left-handed conspiracy

Have you noticed that both Barack Obama and John McCain are left-handed? So it looks like either way, our next President will be a lefty. And this seems to be the norm for recent Presidents. Is there a conspiracy among "lefties" who have felt 'left' out in the cold all these years? Have all the "lefties" gotten together and rigged recent elections just so they can have one of their own in office?

Here is the history of "lefty" Presidents in the White House:
James A. Garfield - 20th
Herbert Hoover - 31st
Harry S. Truman - 33rd
Gerald Ford - 38th
Ronald Reagan - 40th
George H.W. Bush - 41st
Bill Clinton - 42nd

As a right-handed person, I find this trend disturbing. Among the first 37 Presidents, we had only 3 "lefties." But of the last 6 Presidents, 4 of them were left-handed. The 1980's and 1990's saw only "lefties" govern in the White House. Weird.

This means that from 1974 to 2000 only 4 years were run by a right-handed President. That means for those 26 years, the country was run by a "lefty" President 85% of the time. This recent history along with the fact that the two leading candidates for President in 2008 are also left-handed reveals that something is amiss.

This seems like a left-handed conspiracy if you ask me. ;)


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