“Squack, I’ll keep whatever pet I goddamn well please, squack.”
~Andrew Jackson’s Pet Parrot
It’s almost an unwritten rule that America’s President take care of a pet during their stay in the White House, even if the only reason is that having a pet is a good way to make the man with more power than anyone else in the free world just a tad bit more relatable And also because pets are adorable.
When this article was written, in the before times, the White House was home to two Portuguese Water Dogs, and dogs and cats are pretty typical presidential pets because they’re pretty typical regular pets. But that’s not always the case. Throughout our nation’s histories, some presidents have decided, “I’m the President, goddamn it, I can choose any pet I want” before taking care of the best and most insane pets ever.
Here are five times that American Presidents thought a bit outside the box when it came to pets.
The 5 Best Presidential Pets in American History
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“FEAR MY IMPENDING DOOM.”
~#1 on the list of Ugliest Vice-Presidents
As we saw in yesterday’s AFFotD, there are a surprisnig amount of goofy looking Vice-Presidents. and we’ve got nothing better to do than to keep on counting down. So here, for your viewing pleasure (and we use that term lightly) are the five ugliest Vice-Presidents of American History.
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