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Political Lists ... and Celeb-Pol Journalism

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It's time when everybody is sending out political lists. How useful are they? Depends on what you want to know.

I typed "political lists" into — what else — Google, and I got this in the top hits:

The Book of Political Lists... by George magazine.

Does anyone (besides me?) remember George? It was this snarky / hip / political / celeb magazine that may have been ahead of its time. After all, it could do well in the age of the Will.i.am viral video.

If you're under the age of 30 or simply didn't buy into the George hype, here's a refresher.

Meanwhile, enjoy this list that Mom sent me....

Youngest U.S. Presidents
(By age upon taking office)

Rank — President — Years — Days
1. Theodore Roosevelt — 42 — 322
2. John F. Kennedy — 43 — 236
3. Bill Clinton — 46 — 154
4. Ulysses S. Grant — 46 — 236
5. Grover Cleveland — 47 — 351
6. Franklin Pierce — 48 — 101
7. James Garfield — 49 — 105
8. James K. Polk — 49 — 122
9. Millard Fillmore — 50 — 184
10. Chester A. Arthur — 50 — 350

Note: Roosevelt was sworn in after the assassination of William McKinley in 1901, making Kennedy the youngest president actually voted to the office. At 69, Ronald Reagan was the oldest president to take office.

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