Phil Sheridan, military governor (sic) of Texas and LA after the failed war for Southern Independence, absolutely hated Texas. So much that he only visited Texas once during his appointment.
Originally Posted by Dennis Olson
An Eastern newspaper man asked him why he didn't visit Texas. Sheridan's reply, "IF I owned Texas and Hell, I'd rent out Texas and live in Hell."
No fan of the above Yankee occupier, but your statement made me think of that story.
19 April 1866, The Independent, pg. 4:
19 December 1884, Chicago Daily Tribune, pg. 9:
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves…freely, his sly whispers…heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims...he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.” Cicero