Before I go to sleep, I should note that today is Corrupt Bargain Day, a Kelman family holdiay that really should be exported to the nation at large. On this day in 1825, the US House of Representatives denied Andrew Jackson the presidency, choosing to award the office to John Quincy Adams instead. Jackson then pitched a four-yeat fit, controlling the spin by railing about democracy and impugning the integrity of Henry Clay. Adams, meanwhile, wore a powdered wig. Advantage Jackson. But on this day, at least, we can celebrate Old Hickory’s defeat.
(Update: Now with video. I think the choice of Jim Morrison, American poet, is inspired. I honestly can’t think of a weirder choice for music than The Doors.)