Swiftboating George Washington

For politicians, it’s the same olde, same olde story

"We, The Delaware Boat Veterans, take as our solemn duty before our Creator to make known the truth concerning the Presidential candidate who calls himself George Washington." (Eric Palma)
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As veterans of the war of Independence, We would find it most agreeable to support one of our own as Leader of this new country. But when a man such as Washington seeks to corrupt the truth to his own benefit, we cannot in all good conscience stand idly by. In truth, we doubt even the veracity of the tiresome childhood fable about his refusal to dissemble about the cherry tree he felled when the tempers were upon him.

David Martin's essay "Dream On" appeared in the July 2008 Smithsonian.

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