Prepare for Barack Obama’s first hundred days in office with GOOD magazine’s handy and colorful distillation of what the past 11 presidents managed to accomplish during their first months in office.
The crib sheet begins with FDR — who turned his attention to the spiraling economy and set the bar that subsequent presidents would measure themselves against. JFK launched the Peace Corps and botched the Bay of Pigs invasion. Ford pardoned Nixon, Carter pardoned Vietnam-era draft dodgers, and Clinton assigned his wife to reform the health-care system even as he contended with Waco cult leader David Koresh. Earlier this month, President Bush called to congratulate the president-elect and told him to have “fun.” (GWB spent his own presidential honeymoon cutting taxes and rejecting the Kyoto treaty.) But when will Obama find time for fun, exactly?
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