Two Georges, one king

Fran Townsend's mash note to the president.

By Tim Grieve
November 20, 2007 1:25AM (UTC)
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The White House announced the resignation of homeland security advisor Fran Townsend today, and Cox News has obtained a copy of the handwritten farewell note Townsend sent to George W. Bush.

In it, Townsend notes that the playwright Maxwell Anderson wrote of George Washington, "There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, until all men walk on higher ground in their lifetime."


"Mr. President," Townsend says, "you are such a man."

Note to W.: Before you get all tingly, you might want to know that she said the same thing last month about Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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