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Talking Dictionary883. Who Looks Most Presidential?


883. Bob said, "I wouldn't vote for Jindal for the simple reason that he doesn't look presidential." Ray said, "'Simple‐minded' would be more like it. What number president is Obama?" Bob said, "I haven't the foggiest." Ray said, "Forty‐three. Now, as you know, no two presidents look alike. They all look different—completely different. So does that mean there are 43 ways to 'look presidential'?" Bob said, "Of course not. In fact, only one president ever looked presidential. I would've voted for him, too, if I hadn't been too young to vote." Ray said, "I'm afraid to ask." Bob said, "Ike, of course." Ray said, "Eisenhower? Old, bald Eisenhower? What made him look presidential?" Bob said, "He looked just like Yul Brynner in 'The King and I.'" Ray said, "Hold on. Eisenhower looked presidential because he looked like a foreign king played by a bald actor?" Bob said, "You got it." 3.9


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