This Day in History Entry #263

February 19th, 2014 by Wordsman

The VP’s? Not a mem’rable lot
‘Cept for those who the pres’dency got
But we all know of Burr
The contemptible cur
And the Treasury Sec that he shot

Event: Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr is arrested for treason (which doesn’t actually have anything to do with the fact that he shot Alexander Hamilton)
Year: 1807
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4 Responses

  1. shirley Says:

    Hey, it finally worked. But only when I typed in my old email address. Go figure. I wanted to say that I hadn’t realized you still doing this and was sorry about all the exquisite poetry I had missed, to say nothing about the insights into history, even the ones when I already knew the facts.
    I also asked if A Fan was somebody I have known for some time. It sounds like him.

  2. shirley Says:

    It worked, but now it says there is No Comment and No Response, yet it shows my comment. Weird! But I typed in my old address to see if that would do it and it is showing my new address. Even weirder!!

  3. A Fan Says:

    Interesting note to the limerick. Anytime shooting the Vice President to death ISN’T the thing that got you into the most trouble, you’ve led a pretty eventful life.

  4. shirley Says:

    Never mind. I was going to go into the Hamilton idea of the Gentleman’s Code as opposed to the Burr idea. But I thought better of it. Stupid and tragic.

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