Time is such an amazing, reflective concept.
Don’t forget about what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he ever wanted.
Voltaire is my new role model, in a very jealous and admirable sort of way.
This road to vice-presidential respectability has, of course, hit bumps. Lyndon Johnson feuded with the Kennedys and their aides, who called him “Uncle Cornpone.” Agnew took kickbacks in his White House office. Nelson Rockefeller, given little but ceremonial duties by President Ford, said of his job: “I go to funerals. I go to earthquakes.” Dick Cheney shot a friend in the face.
The Vice Presidents That History Forgot by Tony Horwitz for Smithsonian.