Doris Kearns Goodwin is an idiot

Doris Kearns Goodwin just said on MTP that “Nearly 1 out of 3 vice presidents have actually become president, mostly because of the death or assassination or the resignation of a president.”


  • John Tyler succeeded WH Harrison, who died in office

  • Fillmore succeeded Zachary Taylor, who died in office

  • Andrew Johnson succeeded the assassinated Lincoln

  • Chester A Arthur succeeeded Garfield, who died in office

  • McKinley was assassinated and succeeded by TR

  • Silent Cal Coolidge succeeded Harding

  • Truman succeeded FDR, who passed in office

  • Johnson succeeded JFK, who was assassinated

  • Ford succeeded Nixon, who resigned

So, Doris Kearns Goodwin, that exceptional presidential scholar and master of the obvious makes a statement that VP’s succeed presidents on the heels of their death, assassination (isn’t this death?), or resignation, then she demonstrates why she wasn’t a math major by inflating the number of VP’s who have succeeded Presidents for those causes, it’s less than 1 in 4, not nearly 1 in 3.

She’s another Democratic partisan hack and always has been.