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Greatest presidents

The results of the latest Gallup "greatest presidents" poll are, what's the word? Weird.

1. Reagan
2. Clinton
3. Lincoln
4. FDR
5. JFK
6. George W. Bush
7. George Washington
8. Jimmy Carter
9. Harry Truman
10. Teddy Roosevelt
11. Thomas Jefferson
12. George HW Bush
13. Ike
14. Nixon

A few things here. Woodrow Wilson and James Madison are conspicuously missing. Jefferson is way too low on the list. Lincoln is third? And George W. Bush shouldn't even be on the list -- even if all 43 presidents were listed (put Pierce on twice to fill the space).