In 1979, former Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller died of a heart attack while having sex with an assistant. The normally impeccably dressed former governor was reported to have been found by the EMT, like Alpha House's Senator Mower, with his pants on backwards.
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Several Republican candidates for Congress have used their opponent's faces morphing into Obama's. In the 2012 Republican presidential primaries, Rick Santorum ran an ad in which Mitt Romney's face morphed into Obama's. And the ACLU ran an ad in which Obama's face morphed into Richard Nixon's.
In 2012, Herman Cain, a former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, ran for president, though he didn't do an ad for one of his restaurants. In 1966, Lester Maddox parlayed his ownership of the Pickrick Restaurant, which refused to serve blacks, into the governorship of Georgia.
Betty Mower explains that she chose not to have "Karl or Grover" run the funeral service of her husband. "Karl" refers to Karl Rove, long time GOP strategist, and "Grover" refers to Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform and a powerful Republican in enforcing ATR's no-new-taxes pledge.
Among the brief cameos of mourners paying their respects to the late Senator Mower: former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw and his wife, Meredith Brokaw; former CNN and ABC News correspondent Jeff Greenfield; former political consultant and Fox News analyst Dick Morris; former chairman of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele; MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing; former Rep. Anthony Weiner; and Grover Norquist.
Buchanan, who in 1856 was elected as the 15th president, lived for ten years in the 1830s and 1840s in a boardinghouse with Rufus King, who later became Franklin Pierce's vice-president. Andrew Jackson called them "Miss Nancy and Aunt Fancy."
In 1993, two of President Clinton's nominees to be attorney general were forced to withdraw because of "nanny problems"-revelations that they had paid undocumented workers off the books to care for their children.
Walking into the church, pallbearers Gil-John and Louis find their way is blocked by schmoozers handing out business cards, attempting to book guests for TV shows and otherwise paying little mind to the deceased. In his 2013 bestseller "This Town," author Mark Leibovich explains how Washington funerals have become places to network and try to book guests.
In Norse mythology, Valhalla is the paradise (in the form of a giant meeting hall) reserved for heroes.
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