|Sherman is Hell. Just ask Georgia and South Carolina
Governors Christie and Palin are still flirting with the Republican Party and won't say "yes" or "no." I guess that's one way to keep drawing attention to yourself. Another way is to actually run for President but that takes a lot more work unless you're Governor Perry and decide just to wing it.
General Sherman is one of my heroes for helping to save our Constitutional Union and being an upfront, direct, practical guy who got the job done. He is also one of the reasons why I am generally anti-war because, while not having Sherman's experience, I respect his honesty that "War is hell." He was no romantic cavalier like the "heroic" Southern gentlemen. And it is exactly because he was so ruthlessly straightforward and direct in fulfilling his duties that proves his point. In 2002 when we were heading for war in Iraq already engaged in a horrendous struggle in Afghanistan, I recognized that we would be responsible for all the horrific consequences if we voluntarily took that on. I knew that things like Abu Graib would happen because that is what happens in war just like the "Path to the Sea" (through Georgia) and the questionably unintentional fire that burned Columbia, South Carolina.
Christie and Palin are cowardly, selfish teases. I will be surprised if either one actually runs. Christie has his reasons. Palin has her celebrity. The other thing is, Sherman knew he was crazy. My favorite quote actually is when he said Grant "stood by me when I was crazy and I stood by him when he was drunk; and now, sir, we stand by each other always." That's my kind of honest, American hero.