Happy Presidents Day

Here we are again on Presidents Day (or, as the federal government officially refers to it, Washington’s Birthday).  As we noted last year on this festive occasion:

5 U.S.C.A. § 6103(a) sets forth that today, the third Monday in February, is Washington’s Birthday, and thus, a legal public holiday. George Washington was born on February 21, 1732 (although confusingly, under the old calendar in effect at the time of his birth, he was actually born on February 11, 1731). Perhaps that’s an issue that will be litigated someday.

Above, you’ll find the cover of Prez #1, published way, way back in 1973. We must confess that we had never heard of this series before we took drafting this post. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about this curious series:

Prez: First Teen President was a four issue comic series by writer Joe Simon (the creator of Captain America) and artist Jerry Grandenetti, released by DC Comics in 1973 and 1974. It followed the adventures of Prez Rickard, the first teenage President of the United States of America, whose election had been made possible by a Constitutional amendment lowering the age of eligibility to accommodate the then-influential youth culture of the baby boom . . . .

Um, okay. Whatever the case, just remember that there is no mail today.

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