I miss the days when the third Monday in February was celebrated as George Washington's birthday. George's real birthday is February 22nd, so you get two chances to ponder the great man. I watched the three-part mini-series Sons of Liberty recently and George came off very well. I am reading David McCullough's biography of John Adams now and GW comes off well there also. Here are two Washington quotes for the day
"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder."
"It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones>"
You may draw you own conclusions on how those two quotes related to dear ole B'game today.