A lot of our presidents here in the U.S. have had unique nicknames. I wonder how many of them you know? I only knew a couple of them, but then, politics is not one of my stronger suits. Here are a few presidential nicknames:
Richard Nixon - "Tricky Dicky" He was called that before his illegal activities were known.
Woodrow Wilson - "Peck's Bad Boy" Because of allegations that he had an affair with Mary Allen Peck.
Benjamin Harrison - "Little Ben" He was 5'6" tall. He was also the "White House Iceberg" because of his icy demeanor.
Grover Cleveland - he had a few, some of which are "His Obstinacy", The beast of Buffalo, and "The Hangman of Buffalo".
Chester A. Arthur - "The Dude President", because of his flashy attire.
Rutherford B. Hayes - "The Usurper" and "His Fraudulency" because they felt the election was rigged.
Ulysses S. Grant - "Grant the Butcher" because of the high number of casualties among his troops during the Civil War.
Franklin Pierce - "Doughface", meaning a Northern man with Southern principles.
James K. Polk - "The Plodder"
John Tyler - "His Accidency" because he became president when Harrison died. He was also called: "The Accident of an Accident" and "Executive Ass".
William Henry Harrison - "Granny Harrison" and "Old Tip-ler" because his supporters called him "Tippecanoe" and "Old Tip".
John Adams - "King John the Second" since people accused him of being a snob and aristocrat. He was also called "His Rotundity".
I suppose we can all remember the slogan "I like Ike" when Eisenhower was running for election. None of the presidents have been immune form the citizens' generated nicknames, not even the current one (but I will not go there).
It is another beautiful morning. Yesterday was so nice I got most of the grass cut. Now, you all have a great day, you hear?