Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Presidential aging by Jey Riggs

When George Washington became the first president of the United States in 1789, he ended up serving for eight more years. This became the standard for all US presidents after him. Every president followed him, until Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President, died after serving for twelve years.
What’s interesting is to see comparison photos of presidents before and after serving a term or two. For example, when FDR started, he had a smooth face and didn’t look too bad. However, by the end of his term, he looked a bit more like the angry, shriveled up skeleton worm from Spongebob that hates chocolate:
Another good example is 44th president Barack Obama. In 2008, the year of his election, he was the fifth youngest person to be elected president. However, his looks really changed from 2008 to 2016. His black hair turned to salt and pepper colored in just eight years, despite the fact he’s only 55.
Finally, there’s Bill Clinton. He may not have had sexual relations with that woman, but he sure did change over the years. Bill looked pretty young when he was elected, but recently, since he’s stepped out into the spotlight for Hillary’s election, he looks like the Snow Miser from A Year Without Santa Claus:

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