Friday, February 6, 2009


Perhaps I should have saved today's historical figure for next Friday - the 13th! - but I have someone else in mind who would be even more appropriate......

Continuing our showcase of historical figures from the American Revolution, as seen in the Tooniverse, we have the traitor Benedict Arnold. He was considered the best general in the Continental Army, and who knows? Had he remained loyal to the cause, he might have come out of the campaign more honored than Washington.

But because he was put out of sorts by the Army's charge that he was using the cause for personal gain, he switched sides and became a British loyalist. And today his name is a synonym for treason.

I'm sorry to say that he's originally from my home state of Connecticut.....

Toby O'B

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