Perverse Presidential Honors

President Dwight D. Eisenhower must've been a heckuva good sport, because he played lowdown prairie rat to a cowboy on a white horse at his own danged inauguration. This AP photo shows Ike being lassoed by cowboy Monte Montana as he reviews the parade from the presidential stand in front of the White House on Jan. 20, 1953. So maybe it's only slightly more awkward that we're offering our Presidents' Day felicitations by presenting highlights from some of the officeholders' mysterious deaths. Happy holiday!

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