[Ads-l] No. 45

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 16 10:29:04 EDT 2017


The only candidate would be Grover Cleveland I and II.

The Bushes, of course, were numbered simply to distinguish them from each
other.

And while we're at it, why not cf. Mark Twain's "No. 44, the Mysterious
Stranger"?


JL

On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 10:22 AM, David K. Barnhart <dbarnhart at highlands.com
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> Very interesting.  Remember _Bush 41_ and _Bush 43_.  Earlier presidents so
> represented?
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> Wes Bellamy, Vice Mayor of Charlottesville, has been on TV lately referring
> to the President solely as "Number 45" (or "45," for short). He explained
> that he will not utter the name of D----- T----.
>
> Since then several other interviewees (none of them Republicans) have
> adopted this designation.
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> http://www.npr.org/2017/08/13/543259506/charlottesville-
> vice-mayor-wes-bella
> my-reacts-to-white-nationalist-rally
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> JL
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