In 1953, Harry Truman retired from the Presidency, and went home to Independence, Missouri. He was one of the most modest men ever to be president. That was over half a century ago.
"Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Diamond Jubilee a few days ago—that's 60 years on the throne. Just to put it in perspective, she's been queen since Harry S. Truman was president. At any rate, her jubilee has been a huge success, save for a few churlish republicans in various corners of Her Majesty's realms from London to Toronto to Sydney pointing out how absurd it is for grown citizens to be fawning over a distant head of state who lives in a fabulous, glittering cocoon entirely disconnected from ordinary life.
Which brings us to President Obama...."