Bush: I’m a uniter, not a divider. I refuse to play the politics of putting people into groups and pitting one group against another.Read on. But then, I don’t really need to tell you that, do I? As old Ben himself once observed, “Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.”
Franklin: Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest.
READ MORE: “Poor Richard’s Redemption,” by Stacy Schiff (The New York Times); “What’s Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday?: Why It’s 11 Days Later Than It Used to Be,” by Daniel Engber (Slate).