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Friday, March 24, 2006
Check That Government Overthower's ID!
Mr. President, that guy's an impostor! And you let him in the White House last night? Word is he has sympathies for a famous band of revolutionaries! Orange alert! Orange alert! All kidding aside, the White House finally had a bash to celebrate Ben Franklin, who was born 300 years, two months and a week ago. The impersonator, Ralph Archbold, spoke about "having a horse that could shuck oysters," as well as working on the Declaration of Independence and enlisting French aid. Others attendees with Philadelphia ties included Penn president Amy Gutmann; the Franklin-founded American Philosophical Society's Richard Dunn, and Franklin Institute CEO Dennis Wint. The Rosenbach Museum even showed off the only known copy of the first issue of Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack.