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I love Groupon. In fact, I bought a Groupon just the other day.
But the bloom is off the rose, shall we say, now that I’ve discovered Groupon has been rewriting history.
According to the online site, MyFoxNY.com, Groupon ran a President’s Day promotion last month, claiming Alexander Hamilton was a U.S. President. Al, or Hammy, as those of us around then always called him, was certainly one of our founding fathers. But he was never the president.
Have all the videogames and animated movies around today blurred the distinction between fiction and reality? What causes a reputable company like Groupon to make such a glaring mistake?
They didn’t just list him as a former prez, either. They called our first secretary of the Treasury “undeniably one of our greatest presidents and most widely recognized for establishing the country's financial system."
Lemme get this straight. Was this before, or after Vice President Aaron Burr shot and killed him in a duel?
The Groupon ad went on. "President Hamilton is best known for the fiscal sensibilities that led him to author economic policies, establish a national bank and control taxes," Groupon's press release said.
I wonder when they think Hamilton served. Was it right after Benjamin Franklin, perhaps? And then, when MyFoxNY.com asked them about it—and included a list of all the real U.S. presidents—a Groupon spokesperson said, “We'll just have to agree to disagree."
Yes, one of those differences of opinion, I guess. President John Hancock would roll over in his grave.
I promise there isn’t one fake president in my books. Check out Pinholes Into Heaven, a literary novel about a man growing up in the Fifties. And no, it’s not Alexander Hamilton.