It wouldn't be the first time a McCardell was in the White House. It's just that last time the name was spelled more traditionally ... and by the time she was in the White House as First Lady, her last name was Johnson.
Eliza McCardle married Andrew Johnson on this day in 1827 and was part of his life as he climbed the political ladder from mayor to president, replacing Lincoln after the assassination. So ... McCardell in the White House. Just sayin'.
And no, I'm not claiming I can pronounce the names of all the world's foreign leaders, mind you. Or that I know all the instances of who bombed who. Or that I've figured out how to navigate the number of bathrooms we ought to have for two biological genders. (Best bet is we're headed to a world of one-toilet unisex bathrooms with doors that lock, like many family bathrooms that already exist in public places. Which means fewer pots and more privacy. Hope you can hold it a little longer.)
What I do know is that we shouldn't have a handful of corporations owning patents on the world's supply of seeds, buying legislation to force medications on us, or dictating what science tells us in spite of of opposing evidence. All just examples of handy-dandy special interest work. So what do you say: McCardell for President in 2016?
Whoever it is better be ready to introduce the world to life on other planets, too. That's coming in 2020 when the next prez is likely to still be in office.