The “Smithsonian” magazine compiled a list of the “100 most significant Americans,” and to the dismay of his fan base President Obama failed to make the cut.
Adding insult to injury, former President George W. Bush made the list. But it gets even better, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was also included.
The liberal website Raw Story bemoaned the very idea that the Smithsonian Institution “decided that George W. Bush is a more ‘significant’ figure in U.S. history” than the exalted one.
Curiously, the only redeeming qualification Raw Story named when mentioning Obama is that he was the country’s first black president — former President Bill Clinton notwithstanding.
According to the website, there were eleven former presidents included, with Bush listed seventh. The others in the “Presidents” category include: Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald W. Reagan, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, James Madison, and Andrew Jackson.
But no Obama.
The “100 most significant Americans” list was determined by the magazine by using data compiled by Google engineer Charles B. Ward and Steven Skiena, a professor of computer science at Stony Brook University.
The magazine took the data and broke it down into categories of ten, making its own determination of who would be included.
But no Obama.
Raw Story commented on the limited reaction to the list before duly dismissing it as “yet another pointless ranking.”
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