George Washington: More Politics as Usual

After watching the mockery-of-themselves attack ads on TV the last couple weeks, I started thinking: what if there had been TV 220 years ago? This is what attack ads probably would have looked like.

4 thoughts on “George Washington: More Politics as Usual

  1. Seems overly tame. In 1800 Jefferson refered to Adams as a “hideous hermaphroditical character which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman.”

  2. Well, I think it’s a brilliant parody. First of all, George ran unopposed for both terms, so Johnny nominated himself to run against him. Secondly, it was considered ungentlemanly to desire to be nominated, one had to be urged to the task, doubling the irony of this attack.

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