Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Twitter Ye Not - Election of George Washington

Twitter Ye Not - Election of George Washington

A regular piece for the Daily Mail Weekend magazine about how figures in history might have twittered or tweeted or whatever, had they the chance, inclination and technology.

On the 4th February 1789, the Electoral Colleges of the United States of America unanimously elected George Washington as first president of their newly independent nation. Here. we imagine the Twitter reaction to that historic election.

I have shown President Washington on one side, holding his tricorn hat in his hand and looking on at an annoyed Uncle Sam, the personification of the US (Sam is annoyed as the president was NOT elected by the people, but a select few!). Washington rarely smiled in later life as he had ill-fitting false teeth, made from wood.

Between George and Sam is the stump of the apple tree that George infamously is said to have cut down as a child. When his father demanded to know who had commited this act of wanton malucide, honest Washington Jnr. immediately owned up 'It was I. I cannot tell a lie!'. What a champ!

Behind him is the Bald Eagle, symbol of the United States, and endangered species of that fair land.

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