Slick Willy Gets His Man by Steve Payne
Author says: what if the two Presidential term limits of the Twenty-second Amendment of the US Constitution was never enacted? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
February 12, 2010: at a little
after seven o'clock in the evening, a rather dejected looking cardiologist
appeared on the steps outside the Columbia Campus of New York Presbyterian
Hospital with his hands uncharacteristically buried in the pockets of his lab
coat. Whilst his body language said it all, Dr Allan Schwartz proceeded to
deliver a short, impromptu speech hurriedly prepared for the press, confirming
the tragic news that sixty-three year old Bill Clinton had passed away during an
emergency heart procedure.
Six years before, a quadruple-bypass operation had been performed, forcing Mr Clinton to resign from office during the final year of his third term1. The catalist for Mr Clinton's recent ill-health had surely been overexertion resulting from his vigourous attempts to organise humanitarian relief efforts for the people of Haiti.
But it was widely suspected that the underlying cause of the blocked coronary arteries was years of stress and junk food eating during his eleven years in the White House. And surely the pressure of those health disorders had piled up very quickly in the final three years, despite the President's pursuit of leisure activities such as jogging and also horn-blowing.
Because after September 11th the Administration pursued the ultimately
successful mission to capture and bring to justice the arch-terrorist Osama
Bin Laden. It was a deeply personal goal for Clinton, who was widely seen as
having ignored the threat from al-qaeda during his first two terms in office.
says 1) in this timeline the two term limits of the Twenty-second
Amendment (Amendment XXII) of the United States Constitution was never
Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Possibilities such as America becoming a Marxist superpower, aliens influencing human history in the 18th century and Teddy Roosevelt winning his 3rd term as president abound in this interesting fictional blog.