Why Can't You Be President?

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I would never survive a presidential campaign.

vinick.jpgMy oration lacks charisma. I'm not a fan of business travel. My resume is light on foreign policy experience, unless you count a spring break excursion to Port Lucaya and one weekend in Montreal. Plus someone, somewhere, has pictures from both trips.

(Also, I'm not yet 35.)

According to Article II of the U.S. Constitution, "No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States."

But the Founding Fathers failed to mention other disqualifications, like having incriminating photos tied to a Google Image Search of your name (so far, I'm clear) or suggestive comments on your Facebook Wall (no problem).

So the first question in today's Friday Happy Hour: what in your past disqualifies you for the presidency?

Keep reading for four more.

2) What's the strangest place you've been to that offers free wireless internet service?

3) What's a movie you expected to love, but hated?

4) What's a TV show you expected to hate, but loved?

5) How does one dispose of paint cans? (I realize this isn't very interesting, but I have a basement full of mostly empty paint cans I'd love to eliminate. Any advice?)

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January 11, 2008 - 3:14am
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