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June 17, 2008



No wonder ol' James felt up to defending the entire Western Hemisphere (thanks for that, by the way).

Tim Abbott

Note that much of the competition is wearing Mother Hubbards. Fine bone structure, doe eyes. A forgotten beauty of refinement, even with bad hair, I think.


Women of 48 are increasingly attractive to me.

Marie Louise

Do you really think so? She looks like she has a small animal sleeping on her head, no?

Tim Abbott

Born in 1768, she was 48 at the begining of James Monroe's 1st term. One detects a bit of pre-digital photoshop at work in the image I posted, as it is clearly based on this handsome but clearly mature portrait: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Kortright_Monroe


How old was she when she was first lady?

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