Burrnd T Shirt

by on November 2, 2010

Happy Election Day. Get out and rock the MF’in vote. Am I right? Here’s a little political themed shirt for your getting hyped to vote pleasure.

This goes way back in history to the days of Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson and dude’s like that. Burr made a name for himself as the third Vice President of the United States, serving the office during Jefferson’s presidency. The reason he’s associated with being burned is that people were talking shit about him as he was running for governor of New York. What happened after that is pretty crazy. Here’s the Wikipedia entry about it:

“During an unsuccessful campaign for Governor of New York in 1804, Burr was often criticized in published articles written by Alexander Hamilton, a longtime political rival, former Secretary of the Treasury and son-in-law of Philip Schuyler, the first U.S. Senator from New York, whom Burr defeated in Schuyler’s bid for re-election in 1791. Taking umbrage at Hamilton’s failure to account for remarks he allegedly made about Burr at a dinner party, Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel. On July 11, 1804, at the Heights of Weehawken in New Jersey, Hamilton was mortally wounded. Burr was indicted for murder in both New York and New Jersey, but the charges were either later dismissed or reduced and Burr never stood trial. The harsh criticism and animosity directed towards him, however, brought an end to his political career in the East, though he remained a popular figure in the West and South. Further, Hamilton’s death fatally weakened the remnants of the Federalist Party.”

That’s racy stuff and rich material for a historical novel like Gore Vidal’s creatively titled Burr, and for this Burrn’d T Shirt. All I can say is he had wicked sideburns.

Busted Tees requires at least a poly sci minor before they’ll even look at your resume. That’s what I heard from a homeless dude that didn’t even get an interview.

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