[Vision2020] Re: Memo to Commissioner Kimmell

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Tue Aug 24 05:49:06 PDT 2004

If I were gullible enough to believe that Commissioner Kimmell was simply
placing Robert E. Lee on a pedestal to explain Lee's great leadership, why
put the Confederate flag on display (as Puppet Kimmell did)?

Yes.  We can present military leaders of "losing" sides as great leaders.
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (The Desert Fox) comes to mind.  Rommel's
leadership prowess can be detailed without displaying the Nazi swastika.

Please explain.

Tom "I am" Hansen
Not On The Palouse (or Monroe, Louisiana), Not Ever

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Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Re: Memo to Commissioner Kimmell

As I said...He lost yes but he did go on to lead a school. And Professor
Hume of WSU has a great letter from him that he reads as a part of his Civil
War class. He just may have something to teach us all about going on and not
giving up just because we have lost a cause we worked hard on. He knew
Lincoln, he was a general in the most divisive war we've had, so the things
he wrote after are very interesting. I'k like to suggest that since we don't
know what Paul was going to say about Lee or what part of his life he felt
was worthy of presenting in a leadership meeting that some of you might have
jumped the gun without any real information. But, you'd probably think I was

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