With all the hubbub around Sarah Palin's Vice Presidential candidacy, perhaps now is a good time to look back at Vice Presidents of yesteryear. Thank goodness that Chicagoan (and Flickr pool member and Chicago Matters story subject) Lauri Apple has created Lauri's Veeps. The site is, in her words, "Vice-presidential portraits (one a day, until the election on Nov. 4) and related trivia (send me some!). Who were these second-best guys, many of whom we've forgotten? Let's find out ... together." Thanks for the paintings and public service, Lauri!