We are truly in the political season. Trump picking his Vice President, and soon Clinton will pick her VP. So I thought it would be timely to reference some of the words of John Adams, in letters to his wife Abigail:
First, Adams once complained that the task of cleaning up the President’s House, the first family’s official residence before the White House and after George Washington’s term:
“Last night for the first time I slept in our new House. But what a Scene: The Furniture belonging to the Publick is in the most deplorable Condition. There is not a Chair fit to sit in. The Beds and Bedding are in a woeful Pickle. This House has been a Scene of the most Scandalous Drinking and Disorder among the servants, that ever I heard of. I would not have one of them for any Consideration. There is not a Carpet nor a Curtain, nor a Glass nor Linnen nor China nor any Thing. Dont expose this Picture.”
Despite using a bit of old English, it’s still a bad thing to have to stay in a place that is a “woeful pickle”. Like one of those scary hotels where you sleep with your clothes on!
Second, as to the office of Vice President, Adams once described the office of Vice President as “the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.”
And that’s some politics! I hope you have a great weekend!
Here’s a pic o’ day for the weekend that describes a “bad decision”: