Thursday, November 29, 2012
Lincoln, the Movie, and Bureaucracy
Just came from seeing the movie. Very good, well-acted, mostly well-written, but I'm no critic. Why then do I blog about it? Simple: one of the bad guys, i.e., a leading opponent on the 13th Amendment in the House was George Pendleton. Yes, you're right--some 18 years later he was to be the sponsor of the Pendleton Act, which established the civil service.