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!