Bad News Brothers
Being elected President of the United States is an honor, but having one of these screw-ups for a sibling is not. In recognition of Presidents Day, here are five goos who embarrassed their brothers in the White House, in reverse presidential order.
Sam Houston Johnson
publication date: Friday, February 7, 2014
clue: It's a wonder that he had enough secrets left to write a tell-all family memoir, after airing so much dirty laundry in the press.
trivia: Scott was inspired to create all five goos in the "Bad News Brothers" theme by text that he had written a decade earlier for the goo of Jeb Bush.
publication date: Thursday, February 6, 2014
clue: A loan from a world-famous aviator wasn't enough to rescue this businessman from failure, and the press never let his brother forget it.
explanation: Nixon famously accepted a loan from Howard Hughes and still went out of business less than a year later. more…
publication date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014
clue: It's fine to like beer. It's fine to name a brew after yourself. It's not fine when your brother is the nation's top diplomat.
explanation: Carter promoted "Billy Beer." more…
publication date: Tuesday, February 4, 2014
clue: His drinking and his high-profile failures at singing and acting created a headache for his brother's protectors.
explanation: Clinton's Secret Service codename was "Headache." more…
publication date: Monday, February 3, 2014
clue: His savings & loan collapse cost taxpayers more than a billion dollars, but it happened when his father was in the White House, not his brother.