Friday, July 31, 2009

Was Gen. Billy Mitchell the proto North American bloggy Anglican dissenter?

Saw a vintage B-25 Mitchell bomber at the Sioux Falls Air Show on Sunday. It was named for Billy Mitchell, who was court-martialed in 1925 for "Insubordination and 'conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the military service.'"

He lost the case but obviously won the cause, seeing as how they named a significant aircraft after him (albeit posthumously) less than a generation later.

Read the Mitchell case here and see if you don't start having associations with, well, this or maybe this or certainly this and probably this. And if you're a lawyer, this.

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