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Presidential Doodles

    Most of us like to doodle, even presidents. What does the ink that oozes from their pens tell about the personalities of each president? From abstract to realistic, each president expresses his boredom in meetings as we do in our own lives. From the polarity of Eisenhower who used to draw himself when he was younger with more hair and Nixon who drew geometric shapes and straight lines, each president had a unique style that represented their personalty.

    Like many people trapped in endless meetings, U.S. presidents tend to doodle. Their sketches and scribbles on documents such as memos and White House stationery have long been fodder for analysts seeking deeper meaning. But what would artists say? We asked four cartoonists to critique some presidential doodles — without knowing which POTUS was behind the pen. (source)