Burr: The Rambo of the Founding Fathers

Inspired by Sarah Palin’s inability or unwillingness to pick a favorite founding father, I initially decided that Hamilton was my favorite. But I’ve reconsidered, and now Aaron Burr is my favorite. Consider:

Maybe Rambo isn’t quite right; perhaps Burr was more like Cobra. Whatever. He’s the epitome of the power-mad rules-breaking American badass, so I’m sticking with him. (Also, the Gore Vidal novel is incredibly entertaining. Has there been an equally good book about Hamilton? I don’t think so!)