World Weary Leaders…

DirckHalstead-GeraldFord.jpgAnd you think YOUR job is stressful. I’ve always had this idea in the back of my mind when assessing the wear and tear on a person given the job of, well, leading the world. This recent Washington Post article about how the job has taken it’s toll on the man, especially his facial features, if not emotionally. We have George W.Bush, of course, then Bill Clinton, both relative youngsters when they entered the job. Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush had a bit more time under their belts when assuming the role (although, this photo makes GHWB look sprightly and young ). I know a few older presidents definitely showed, both in their face, and health, of what that role could do to them, especially Lyndon B. Johnson and Franklin D. Roosevelt (I’m sorry, nothing could help Nixon). Does anybody have other theories or good pictures/stories of the worn down “leaders of the free world”?

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