Friday, January 13, 2012

More Like Van Busted, Amirite?

Martin Van Buren fell victim to the checks and balances system.
He somehow scored an upset into the Round of 16, and as a result, had to go up against George Washington.

Washington vs. Van Buren

George Washington        20 (95.2%)
Martin Van Buren    1   (4.8%)

As the 1840 campaign song says "Van is a used-up man." Though say what you will about Little Van, even though he wasn't able to break 5%, he did outlive both Tippecanoe and Tyler too.

And certain props could be given to Mike Brady, Washington's 1st Round foe. That live-action proto-Flanders (sans muscles) was able to get a higher percentage of votes than any of Washington's foes. True, that was only 7.5%, but it's still somewhat impressive.

Though Washington does get the occasional dissenting voter -- 5 total so far -- the commentariat has been solid for him.
At the risk of overplaying Brad Neely's masterpiece... wait, there's no real way to end that sentence. We appreciate any excuse to watch this video again, and the comment doesn't downplay the real danger of his next foe. He's coming. He's coming. He's coming. We just hope that in the meantime, he doesn't see his future opponent's wife at a party and that that party doesn't have a jar of acid lying around.

Washington makes it to the next round, which is scheduled for Feb. 27, where he defends the bracket named after him. He face the winner of next week's fight, which will kick off next week as Harry S Truman faces Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.

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