[Ads-l] No. 45

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 16 10:30:08 EDT 2017


Oh, wait. There's also the Adams family.

Never numbered AFAIK.

JL



On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 10:29 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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> wrote:
>
>> 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.
>>
>> http://www.npr.org/2017/08/13/543259506/charlottesville-vice
>> -mayor-wes-bella
>> my-reacts-to-white-nationalist-rally
>> <http://www.npr.org/2017/08/13/543259506/charlottesville-vice-mayor-wes-bellamy-reacts-to-white-nationalist-rally>
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>> JL
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