Sunday, January 25, 2009


As the week of Barack Obama's inauguration draws to a close, we're wrapping up this run of the presidents. "As Seen On TV" will still continue as a daily feature, and we still have plenty of pics of presidents available to share for this theme. But ye olde Toobmeister is getting a bit bored and wants to move on to other famous people as they look in the TV Universe.

So for this last POTUS entry we're crossing over into a major sub-dimension of the TV Universe known as the Tooniverse. (Where the District of Columbia might also have been known as 'Washingtoon', if only as the title to an old TV series.)

The temptation was to look for a good candidate from the Hall of Presidents as seen on 'Futurama'. But I think I'll save them to be introduced next month on their special day.

Instead, we turn to 'Liberty's Kids' for this portrait of our 4th president, James Madison.

Here's a thumbnail biography of Madison, provided by the website for 'Liberty's Kids':

He entered politics in 1774 when he was elected to the Committee of Safety in Virginia. These committees were formed to provide local government when the British colonial government was failing in the years before independence was declared.

He represented Virginia at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and kept better records than anyone else of the debates that were conducted in drafting the constitution.

He is often called the Father of the Constitution, and is credited with drafting the first ten amendments, called the Bill of Rights.

He was the 4th President of the United States, serving two terms from 1809-1817.

Toby O'B

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