Good advice, I think we can agree. Unfortunately for Poe, Gen. Forrest was also an early figure in the post-war Ku Klux Klan, and the politically correct forces leapt into action to decry Poe, who was labeled by Bill O'Reilly's doppelganger Keith Olbermann as the "worst person in the world." A little overstatemnent perhaps, but that's how he --- and O'Reilly -- make their dough.
The reaction (or overreaction) to Poe's quoting a KKK figure, even though he was quoting him about military strategy in the Civil War, made me think A) Poe needs to employ a better speechwriter, but B) how many great men must we eliminate from our quotation list because they made a couple really bad choices in their lives?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt PHILANDERER!
Thomas Jefferson SLAVE OWNER!
Martin Luther King Jr. PHILANDERER!
Mahatma Gandhi, WHO ONCE SAID HITLER WASN'T SUCH A BAD GUY!
John Lennon DRUG ADDICT AND PHILANDERER!
Jesse Jackson PHILANDERER!
And you can add to this list: John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Teddy Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant ... and so many more.
This politically correct hollering has gotten out of hand.