Hey, Happy 4th.
In time for the holiday, Walter Isaacson is going around promoting his new Benjamin Franklin biography. In one way this is a good thing -- Isaacson gets to talk about Franklin's illegitimate son, and the illegitimate son's illegitimate son, and Franklin's illegal common-law marriage to a woman who wasn't the son's mother. Isaacson also gets to point out that there was a lot of illegitimacy among the Founding Fathers. He said all this on Terry Gross's radio show last night, and I hope he does so again and again across this great land. Americans need to be reminded that the country wasn't founded by God-bothering prigs like Bush and Ashcroft.