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A Brief Visual History of Presidents Leaning on Things That Aren't Walkers

These items are not walkers, and neither is the chair posing with Hillary Clinton on the cover of People magazine.

Not a walker.(Shutterstock)

June 4, 2014

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but "walker" isn't one of them in People magazine's cover photo of Hillary Clinton.

The suggestion that the former secretary of State is leaning on a walker rather than the back of a patio chair came from The Drudge Report on Wednesday, adding some more fuel to the conversation over whether Clinton, 66, will be too old to run for president in 2016. The Wall Street Journal piled on with this tweet:

 

But presidents have been leaning on stuff for decades—centuries even. Some of them were pretty old while they were doing it, too. As in Clinton's case, none of the items were walkers. Take a look.

George Washington:

(Senate.gov)

Abraham Lincoln: (Smithsonian Institution)
Teddy Roosevelt: (Library of Congress)
Warren Harding: (Library of Congress)
Lyndon B. Johnson: (White House Press Office)
And Ronald Reagan: (Wikimedia)
And let's not act like Clinton leaning on chairs is new. She's done it before:
(Senate.gov)
Thanks to National Journal's Alex Seitz-Wald for the idea.
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