A well written, entertaining piece by Tony Horwitz about his visit to the museum of Vice Presidents:
It is a nonpartisan collection of stories and artifacts on all 47 vice presidents – the only museum in the land devoted to the nation’s second-highest office 엣지오브 투모로우 다운로드. This neglect might seem surprising, until you tour the museum and learn just how ignored and reviled the vice presidency has been for most of its history 보드카레인. John Nance Garner, for one, said the job wasn’t worth a bucket of warm spit.
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Though that same lawyer quipped, “one ran away to sea, the other was elected vice president, and nothing was ever heard of either of them again.”
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Mitt Romney’s campaign announced Tuesday that supporters can sign up to be the first to learn of the presumptive Republican nominee’s vice presidential choice by downloading a new smartphone app 다운로드.
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Source: The Hill – Romney campaign to announce VP selection via smartphone app
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A fascinating article by Nate Silver about the potential female candidates for Vice President with Mitt Romney.
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If Mr. Romney wanted to pick a woman this year, whom might he choose?
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Keep reading: N.Y. Times – In Search for Female Running Mate, a Shortlist for Romney
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Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, will appoint a woman as one of his vice presidents and a Christian as another, his policy adviser told CNN surviv.io.
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