(Not So) Fun Fact: Governor Bob Taft of Ohio

Great-grandson of President William Howard Taft, Bob Taft became Governor of Ohio in the 2000s. After failing to disclose “gifts”, he was charged with criminal activity, yet remained as Governor until his term was up. The scandal left the Republican Party with major losses in the next election.

Fun Fact: Lenin’s Chosen Capitalist

Armand Hammer was an American businessman most famously linked to Occidental Petroleum. He had close ties to the Soviet Union, making key trade deals with Vladimir Lenin. Despite his ties to Communist Russia, he was close to the Republican Party and made less than respectable deals with Richard Nixon. George H. W. Bush ended upContinue reading “Fun Fact: Lenin’s Chosen Capitalist”