January 2, 2014 | Vol. 117 -- No. 37

Attack dogs span the ages when it comes to politics

Even George Washington is not immune to having stones thrown his way

Once I sat in a group of people who were just talking, each saying whatever they wanted to. A woman spoke. It was her turn. What she said almost knocked me out of my chair. She said, "George Washington was a drunkard." This was before the times we are now acquainted with when someone runs for office the "hate dogs" start to attack him.

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George Washington was my hero. I wasn't about to let someone besmirch his reputation. "How could you possibly know he was a drunkard?" I countered . "He was the father of our country. He was an honorable person. He was..."

She interrupted me, "You don't kn...

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