Monday, March 20, 2006

The Ravages of Time

Drudge has a photo of President George Bush on his site that took me aback. In it the president looks so old; haggard almost. It's a graphic reminder of the toll the presidency takes. Here's a picture of George Bush in 2000 compared with Bush in 2006:

The same thing happened to President Clinton, who entered the Oval Office in 1992 looking youthful and vibrant, only to emerge in 2000 white-haired and wizened by his 8 years in office.

Nothing can compare, however, to the transformation that John F. Kennedy underwent, despite spending only three years in office:

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