The Roosevelt dime is younger than John McCain.
Did you know that Roosevelt was picked to be on the dime in 1946 because of his work with the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (later known as the March of DIMES)… and that his work included being part of the campaign that urged people to send in DIMES as donations?
Oh. You did? So I guess it’s just me that was asleep in eighth grade history class.
OK but did you know that Indiana Representative Mark Souder introduced legislation in 2003 to have Roosevelt’s image removed from the dime and have Reagan’s image get used instead? This, by the way, is the same Mark Souder who is known as an “armageddonist,” as he views the United States’s role in the world is to start the Apocalypse by invading Iran.
Ha! So who’s the smart one now??? Or, at least, who’s the one who knows how to use Google?
(Thanks to Karen for the tip!)