Trivial (or is it?) Number of the Day

For 40 percent of Americans, there's always been a Bush or a Clinton in the White House.


Tim Grieve
September 28, 2007 8:52PM (UTC)

116 million: The number of Americans -- 40 percent of the U.S. population -- for whom the president has always been named Clinton or Bush.

Correction: As readers have noted, the Associated Press article referenced here refers not to a Bush or a Clinton being president but a Bush or a Clinton being "in the White House," which means that the number includes those Americans who were born when George H.W. Bush was serving as Ronald Reagan's vice president.

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Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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