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.

Published September 28, 2007 4:52PM (EDT)

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.

By Tim Grieve

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

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