5 DegreesFifth Degree: Lizzie Borden is famous for being accused of hatcheting members of her family and leaving their bloody bodies in the parlor and bed. While she was acquitted of the charges in 1893, speculation still rages about her guilt. This post is not to continue the trial that was held in Taunton in 2009 or put forth any new evidence. Visit the Fall River Historical Society or the Lizzie Borden B&B to figure that out for yourself. Our mission here is to connect this New England spinster to John Paul II.
Fourth Degree: George Robinson
Lizzie hired a dream team of lawyers to defend her, among them former Governor George Dexter Robinson. More trial info here.
Third Degree: James Blaine
Second Degree: Jeb Bush
|Bush I, Bush II, Jeb Bush|
The following is an excerpt from an article about the Blaine Amendments in Florida and Jeb Bush's reaction to them.
|George H. W. Bush and Pope JP 2|
First Degree: President George H.W. Bush