At the end of the story relating the appalling news that Thomas Ravenel is seeking to put his name on the fall ballot for U.S. Senate was this gem:
Still, Ravenel is cagey when asked about his strategy for the race, declining to discuss his campaign plans and fundraising goals or disclose the number of registered voters who already have signed his petition to be on the ballot, due to the State Election Commission by noon on July 15.
While he says he is a proponent for peace, Ravenel used a war analogy to explain his campaign secrecy.
“You think Stonewall Jackson wrote a little note over to Gen. Grant and said here’s my battle plan?”
Um… correct me if I’m wrong, Civil War buffs, but isn’t the main reason Jackson never wrote a little note like that the fact that he never faced Ulysses S. Grant in any battle at any time? Grant was out West until nearly a year after Jackson was killed in action.
For the record, Julius Caesar never wrote a little note like that to Napoleon Bonaparte, either.