My book group is reading Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell this month (my turn to choose a book). We’re meeting Saturday night, so I trolled around for some possible discussion questions. In addition to some great questions, I found this great quiz, with a plethora of disclaimers attached.

I am Squeaky Fromme. Which is hilarious to me, since my favorite scene in Stephen Sondheim’s musical Assassins is where Squeaky Fromme and Sara Jane Moore meet.

Your Score:Lynette Fromme

(born: 1948)

Attempted to assassinate President Ford outside the Senator Hotel in Sacremento, CA. on 5 September 1975. Why? Ford was not elected to office and she thought he was involved in Vietnam. Also, she thought that her love, Charles Manson, was the Messiah.

She is still in prison after a temporary escape in 1987.

Link: The Presidential Assassin Test

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  1. Sarah Jane Moore…Squeaky beat her to the trigger by just 17 days..I knew both attempts were close…can only imagine what Ford was thinking.

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