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  •  I dunno about bulletproof, but... (6+ / 0-)

    ...let me offer my son's assessment of George Washington, offered spontaneously at the dinner table a couple of months ago:

    "George Washington was a total bad-ass!"

    And what prompted this sage observation?  (Which really is fairly sage, IMO.)  This:  "He put down a rebellion by putting on a pair of glasses."  

    I daresay readers of this thread, unlike the authors who inspired it, are students of history and will know the moment to which my son was referring.  He oversimplified a bit, but basically had the gist of the thing.  My wife was unfamiliar with the incident, so we jointly filled her in.  I then offered some other examples of Washington's bad-assery.  A splendid time was had by all.

    All of which goes to show two things:  

    1) My son has a deeper understanding of George Washington than does David Barton.

    2) It's entirely possible to admire at least some of our historical figures for things they actually did.  They are a lot more interesting - and dangerous - when you do.

    Go figure...

    When you punch enough holes through steerage, the first-class cabins sink with the rest of the ship.

    by Roddy McCorley on Sun May 12, 2013 at 12:13:55 AM PDT

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