History Main / TwentyFifthAmendment

23rd Dec '15 7:27:36 PM NotThisThing
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* In the film ''Film/{{Dave}}'', the 25th is sidestepped by putting an impersonator in the Presidential seat, after the real President suffers a crippling stroke. According to Bob Alexander, the Chief of Staff, it's because the Vice President is mentally ill and can't be allowed to take the seat, but really it's because Alexander wants the VP fired and himself made VP so he can ascend to the Presidency next. The actual VP is perfectly sane [[spoiler:and becomes President after Dave secretly resigns.]]
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* In the film ''Film/{{Dave}}'', the 25th is sidestepped by putting an impersonator in the Presidential seat, after the real President suffers a crippling stroke. According to Bob Alexander, the Chief of Staff, it's because the Vice President is mentally ill and can't be allowed to take the seat, but really it's because Alexander wants the VP fired and himself made VP so he can ascend to the Presidency next. The actual VP is perfectly sane [[spoiler:and becomes President after Dave secretly resigns.feigns a stroke and the real President dies.]]
14th Dec '15 3:11:00 PM Discar
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The Presidents Daughter is no longer a trope.
* Appropriately given the topic of the show, ''Series/TheWestWing'' invoked this amendment a few times, most notably the fourth-season finale, "Twenty Five". For added drama, [[spoiler: the Vice President [[YourCheatingHeart has to resign]] just before the President's daughter [[ThePresidentsDaughter gets kidnapped]], so power falls to the Speaker of the House, the [[TeethClenchedTeamwork most powerful Republican]] around.]]
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* Appropriately given the topic of the show, ''Series/TheWestWing'' invoked this amendment a few times, most notably the fourth-season finale, "Twenty Five". For added drama, [[spoiler: the Vice President [[YourCheatingHeart has to resign]] just before the President's daughter [[ThePresidentsDaughter gets kidnapped]], kidnapped, so power falls to the Speaker of the House, the [[TeethClenchedTeamwork most powerful Republican]] around.]]
4th Dec '15 1:27:44 AM Tuomas
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[[folder:Comic Books]] * In the ''ComicBook/TheBoys'', the BigBad megacorporation has managed to put a guy who's in their pocket in the position of Vice President. Their EvilPlan is to then secretly assassinate the current President, so that their man can take his place. [[spoiler:The plan fails, but the President later dies in a freak accident, so they get their way anyway.]] [[/folder]]














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3rd Aug '15 11:00:41 AM Cryoclaste
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* Presumably the [=UCAS=] Constitution from {{Shadowrun}} has a similar amendment, as VP Kyle Haeffner assumed the presidency in the wake of President Dunkelzahn's assassination. Nadja Daviar, Dunkelzahn's former spokesperson, was picked as the new VP by Haeffner and confirmed as such by Congress.
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* Presumably the [=UCAS=] Constitution from {{Shadowrun}} ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' has a similar amendment, as VP Kyle Haeffner assumed the presidency in the wake of President Dunkelzahn's assassination. Nadja Daviar, Dunkelzahn's former spokesperson, was picked as the new VP by Haeffner and confirmed as such by Congress.

* Surprisingly not invoked in ''ShatteredUnion'', when a domestic terrorist attack obliterates Washington, D.C., with a nuclear device during the Presidential Inauguration, killing, pretty much, the entire federal government. This results in, first, Texas and then other states seceding and creating their own mini-republics. Of course, even before that, the President was extremely unpopular and has, pretty much, violated the Constitution by forcing the Supreme Court to declare all the other candidates unfit during his re-election. When riots started in the West Coast, he declared martial law.
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* Surprisingly not invoked in ''ShatteredUnion'', ''VideoGame/ShatteredUnion'', when a domestic terrorist attack obliterates Washington, D.C., with a nuclear device during the Presidential Inauguration, killing, pretty much, the entire federal government. This results in, first, Texas and then other states seceding and creating their own mini-republics. Of course, even before that, the President was extremely unpopular and has, pretty much, violated the Constitution by forcing the Supreme Court to declare all the other candidates unfit during his re-election. When riots started in the West Coast, he declared martial law.
3rd Aug '15 12:15:17 AM pittsburghmuggle
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{{Wikipedia}} has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession a list of the real order of succession and who is currently on it]], if you are interested.
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{{Wikipedia}} Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession a list of the real order of succession and who is currently on it]], if you are interested.
3rd Aug '15 12:14:38 AM pittsburghmuggle
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[[Wikipedia]] has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession a list of the real order of succession and who is currently on it]], if you are interested.
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[[Wikipedia]] {{Wikipedia}} has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession a list of the real order of succession and who is currently on it]], if you are interested.
3rd Aug '15 12:14:17 AM pittsburghmuggle
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[[Wikipedia]] has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession a list of the real order of succession and who is currently on it]], if you are interested.
2nd Aug '15 1:48:51 PM poi99
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Accident?
Coincidentally, all these instances involved Republicans. There is a reason for this: the ones surrounding Nixon are of course about Nixon, and colonoscopies are generally prescribed once every 5-10 years after about the age of 50. Democratic Presidents since then have by accident been substantially younger (Carter took office at 52, Clinton at 46, Obama at 47) than their Republican counterparts (Nixon at 56, Ford at 61, Reagan at 69, H.W. at 64, Dubya at 54).
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Coincidentally, all these instances involved Republicans. There is a reason for this: the ones surrounding Nixon are of course about Nixon, and colonoscopies are generally prescribed once every 5-10 years after about the age of 50. Democratic Presidents since then have by accident been substantially younger (Carter took office at 52, Clinton at 46, Obama at 47) than their Republican counterparts (Nixon at 56, Ford at 61, Reagan at 69, H.W. at 64, Dubya at 54).
16th Jul '15 2:52:35 AM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}: Blood Money'' referenced this several times, initially with a subplot regarding the death of the previous vice president and the appointment of his replacement, and then again in a mission titled, appropriately enough, ''Amendment XXV'', [[spoiler:which revolved around Agent 47 preventing the assassination of the president by the newly-appointed vice president by, naturally enough, assassinating both the vice president and his hired assassin before the deed could be done]].
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* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}: Blood Money'' ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney'' referenced this several times, initially with a subplot regarding the death of the previous vice president and the appointment of his replacement, and then again in a mission titled, appropriately enough, ''Amendment XXV'', [[spoiler:which revolved around Agent 47 preventing the assassination of the president by the newly-appointed vice president by, naturally enough, assassinating both the vice president and his hired assassin before the deed could be done]].
2nd Jul '15 5:10:21 PM nombretomado
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* The Colonial government in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' has a version of this, which kicks in to appoint Secretary of Education Laura Roslin the President of the human survivors after the 42 government officials above her are killed in a nuclear bombardment.
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* The Colonial government in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' Galactica|2003}}'' has a version of this, which kicks in to appoint Secretary of Education Laura Roslin the President of the human survivors after the 42 government officials above her are killed in a nuclear bombardment.
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