SAMUEL J. TILDEN
Would you hire this person for U.S. President?
"These were the terrible Lions’ Mouths. … these were the throats down which went the anonymous accusation thrust in secretly in the dead of night by an enemy, that doomed many an innocent man to walk the Bridge of Sighs and descend into the dungeon which none entered and hoped to see the sun again."
October 22, 2010
JOB OBJECTIVE: 19th President of the United States
POLITICAN & CIVIC EXPERIENCE
1874-present GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK
Elected head of the nation largest state as a champion of reform. Fulfilled campaign promise: uncovered frauds, improved government administrative efficiency, and destroyed the Canal Ring. Specific accomplishments:
finalized cases against the Tweed Ring,and secured the imprisonment of Tweed himself
instituted vigorous new laws to punish government corruption
overthrew the Canal Ring, a consortium of businessmen and politicians who had accumulated fortunes through fraudulent bills for repairing the states canals
promoted honesty in public works and economy in expenditure
reduced New York State taxes from $15 million to $8 million
commenced construction of magnificent capitol building in Albany. (more…)
October 3, 2010
One of the common definitions of creativity is “looking at the unfamiliar familiarly, and the familiar unfamiliarly.” Certain no subject has been more written about the lives of American presidents. But wait! What we really want to know, when we go to the polling booth every four years to cast our vote for a president, is what qualities we should be looking for. History, if presented concisely, can be an invaluable guide.
Every one of us, when we go for a new job (or apply for a research grant), has to submit a resume. Then if we make the cut, we have to face a headhunter or an interview committee, which has probably done extensive “due diligence” and (more…)