April 5, 2007

Nothing has changed

"It appears we have appointed our worst generals to command forces, and our most gifted and brilliant to edit newspapers! In fact, I discovered by reading newspapers that these editor/geniuses plainly saw all my strategic defects from the start, yet failed to inform me until it was too late."

"Accordingly, I'm readily willing to yield my command to these obviously superior intellects, and I'll, in turn, do my best for the Cause by writing editorials - after the fact." Robert E. Lee, 1863

A critic is one who shows up after the battle and shoots the wounded.

1 comment:

  1. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    One thing is different now though, back then you could shoot the traitors or, at least, throw them in jail.

    Case in point: The Misspeaker of the House goes to the middle east against advice from the White House & kowtows to Syria's dictator. WTF?