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.
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Matt Berman and Marina Koren
June 4, 2014, 11:14 a.m.

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:


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