A President's Day

Monday, February 21, 2011

In honor of Presidents Day, and because my own schedule is a little packed, I refer my readers to Unclutterer, which has posted examples of the daily schedules of a couple of our past Presidents.

For example, on Friday, June 20, 1947, President Harry Truman had 13 meetings and spoke to more than 100 people. On Thursday, June 20, 1957, President Dwight Eisenhower had a 12-hour day that also included meeting with close to 100 people.


Could you handle continuous meetings, appointments, conferences, and the responsibilities of a presidential schedule for four years or eight? [first link corrected]
No, thanks! In fact, as one who values solitude and prefers to work on what venture capitalist Paul Graham has called a "maker's schedule," the very thought of abiding by such a schedule on a regular basis gives me the heebie-jeebies. That said, Truman did cap off his day by telling the American people why he vetoed the Taft-Hartley Bill. Were I electable and there were a huge head of steam behind cutting our government back to its proper role, I guess I could suck it up. But, of course, if that were the case, I'm sure I wouldn't have to...

Happy Presidents Day!

-- CAV


Tom said...

Why do we celebrate our rulers?

Gus Van Horn said...

Who are "we," and why are you implying that a day honoring George Washington is some kind of celebration on "our" part of the anarchist-in-chief?