Mary Jo Kopechne for the Ten-Dollar-Bill?

Money-changers were chased out of the temple by an irate Jesus and He is generally admired for that exemplary use of corporal punishment.

So I have been observing with interest reactions in the USA to the latest Obamanation idea, changing America’s money!


  • The U.S. Treasury plans to put a woman in place of Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill. Who would you like to see on the bill?

Question of the Day

  Susan B. Anthony
  Nancy Reagan
  Hillary Clinton
  Sandra Day O’Connor
  Sally Ride
  Shirley Chisholm
  Jeannette Rankin
  Rosa Parks
  Amelia Earhart

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Exactly what did Mr. Hamilton do, to merit being cast into numismatic oblivion?

I leave that to my readers in that country to tell me, for while I have read and enjoyed much American history, I’m no expert in that man’s role.

I do find it odd that people not yet dead are being proposed as candidates in the poll above. Surely hubris, for their fans to promote them thus?

So how about honouring a lady who died young, whose name is still recognised throughout the world as a victim of one of America’s most infamous men, for whom justice was never seriously sought?