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Audience participation time: which President would you least like to get into a barfight with?

Conversely, which President would you most like to have at your back in a barfight?

Defend your answer.

Date: 2008-02-04 04:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miintikwa.livejournal.com
Same answer for both: Teddy Roosevelt.

Because dude! The man was a BRAWLER! C'mon! What other president had a gun company give him a personalized gun. :D

Date: 2008-02-04 04:33 am (UTC)
ext_245980: (that's just my 2p)
From: [identity profile] algor-langeaux.livejournal.com
Andrew Jackson... both times.

A Scots-Irish orphan who has seen hand to hand combat, has been in 13 duels, where at least one time he killed a man, after having been shot in the chest?

Who in the Battle of New Orleans, defeated a trained militia of 10,000 with a force of 4,000 irregular soldiers?

yeah... thats the guy I would want having my back and, conversely, would not want to be my opponent.

Date: 2008-02-04 04:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] briasoleil.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry that my phone died when it did. And I couldn't find my cell to call you back to say goodbye. I loved talking to you, however, and am so glad you called. *hugs*

Least like to get into a barfight - Bill Clinton. He's a big guy and could probably inflict some pain.

Egads! I misunderstood! So, my fantasies of Shrub getting his due will have to wait for another quiz. And I don't actually support violence as a means to an end.

As for who I'd like to have my back? I have no clue.
Edited Date: 2008-02-04 04:37 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-02-04 04:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wizardwhately.livejournal.com
Most: FDR, because the man's got polio. No matter what happens, I can say afterwards, "Hey, they were trying to beat up my friend who can't walk."

Least: Obama, for the following scenario.
***
Opposing ringleader: There's five of us and only two of you. No way you can take us on!

Obama: Yes we can!

[sounds of battle]

Me: Goddammit, Obama, I'm not taking you drinking anymore!

Date: 2008-02-04 01:48 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-02-04 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] popfiend.livejournal.com
Agrees.

Oh, and I pimped this because it's such a cool question.

Date: 2008-02-04 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jfargo.livejournal.com
I would least like to get into a barfight with Bill Clinton. I've got nothing against the guy, so why would I want to hurt him? Heh. Plus there's the fact that his wife would hire hitmen to kill me afterwards - she just seems the type.

At the same time, I would want Bill Clinton at my back in a barfight. We might not win, but he'd buy me a beer afterwards and we'd have a good BS session talking about how we "trashed those other guys."

And then he'd call some girls over, probably, but I'd have to split because I'm married.

Date: 2008-02-04 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ellyssian.livejournal.com
Here via [livejournal.com profile] popfiend...

Least like to fight with:Abe Lincoln; why? I don't think I could bring myself to fight back against Honest Abe, so that would be a painful little tussle.

Most like to have at my back: Robert F. Kennedy; why? He was young enough and in fighting trim. PT109. And, on top of that, he's a Bostonian.

Date: 2008-02-04 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regalpewter.livejournal.com
That would be wonderrful except Bobby K. never was President! You might be thinking of his much older brother Jack.

As For me Andy Jackson as noted above, or Grant.
YIS,
WRI

Date: 2008-02-04 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ellyssian.livejournal.com
Yeah. It's kind of like that line at the end of The Lost Boys:

One thing I never could stomach about Hyannis - all the damn Kennedys.

I'm more amazed I didn't type out John Kennedy Fitzgerald, as that was the name of a teacher I once had and I remember that coming to mind when I replied.

Date: 2008-02-04 11:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyholic.livejournal.com
Same here.

If "speak softly and carry a big stick" doesn't denote someone who will kick your ass, I don't know what does.

Date: 2008-02-05 11:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dandelion-diva.livejournal.com
I don't want to get into a barfight with Teddy Roosevelt. Besides the big stick he carried around, he was scrappy and would probably fight really, really dirty (Which I endorse...following "the rules" in a barfight will get ya dead).

I was going to have him at my back as well, but I can't leave out John Adams. He's my favorite president. Also, along with being obnoxious and disliked, he was short...so he probably has some great moves. Even if he doesn't carry a stick. ;)

Date: 2010-01-04 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] akitrom.livejournal.com
Taft. The Chief Executive so overweight he got stuck in a bathtub. Sure, Teddy Roosevelt might try to punch on him some, but Taft would just wrestle him to the ground.
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