Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Teddy "Batman" Roosevelt

Was Teddy Roosevelt Batman? That's how I'm misconstruing this interesting post at the American President's blog. They suggest several similarities between T.R. and the Dark Knight. In addition, I would list the following parallels, some fake some real, can you tell which is which?:

1). Both studied forms of karate

2). Both walked the streets at night fighting crime

3). Both were the 26th President of the United States

4). Both went to Ivy League schools

5). Both had their first loves die young

6). Both were friends with William Taft

Answers in the comments.


The Washington Pugilist said...

Only 3 and 6 are false. If you got any wrong, please leave now and never come back.

Anonymous said...

If Teddy Roosevelt was Batman he sure as hell would have won a goddamn race by now. A well placed grappling hook to Washington's neck or a bat-shaped ninja star into Abe's calf is all that would be needed to do the trick. You're way off base on this.

The Washington Pugilist said...

I'm not sure those assaults would be enough to guarantee victory. Look at Taft. He didn't let a sick taint stop him from running for a second term against Roosevelt, and in fact they both lost to Wilson. Maybe Roosevelt even poisoned his taint. Batman was a scientist after all.