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As long as we’re on the subject of Krugman, he too joined the chorus of disapproval of GWB’s appearence on the Lincoln–blurring civilian and military, junking the legacy of the Founders, etc., etc. Note to Krugman et al.: President George Washington, Father of his Country, went to central Pennsylvania and reviewed, in uniform, the troops assigned to smash the Whiskey Rebellion, while President James Madison, Father of the Constitution, was on the field, armed with duelling pistols, at the Battle of Bladensburg. Madison did not interfere with his military commander, Gen. William Winder–wrongly so, since Winder was a complete turkey.


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