Quote of the Day - Washington's Birthday Edition

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Thomas Jefferson, writing about George Washington after his death:

His mind was great and powerful ... as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation, being little aided by invention or imagination, but sure in conclusion.... Perhaps the strongest feature in his character was prudence, never acting until every circumstance, every consideration, was maturely weighed; refraining if he saw doubt, but, when once decided, going through his purpose, whatever obstacles opposed. His integrity was the most pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known.... He was, indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good and a great man ... On the whole, his character was, in its mass, perfect ... it may truly be said, that never did nature and fortune combine more perfectly to make a man great....

"Presidents' Day," my eye. We don't celebrate Polk, Hayes, or Cleveland. Today we remember George Washington.

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"celebrate"? I don't even feel like we celebrate anything on President's Day. We just stay home from school, and enjoy the weekend. Who really knows anything about President's Day? America has a lot of holidays that nobody's really sure what we are celebrating anymore.

Thank God: Two real posts about President's Day. The "Blogs for Bush" post was one of their worst ever. Besieged liberals surrounded with hard-right trolls. Insults, stupidity, and a generally unfriendly atmosphere. Russ, you're too good for that site.

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