I don't have my carpet picture yet, but I am sitting next to a guy who is perturbed at the perception that George Washington was our first founding father.
"...George Washington, our first founding father (sic - he meant President because he then talked about McCain/Obama as our soon-to-be latest President)"
"He wasn't our first!"
To which I say "who really cares?". He was one of the group of collective founding fathers. Doesn't that, combined with his being the first President of the US allow us a little latitude in talking about him?