Do you want to know what made George Washington unique? Well, many historians might count his military prowess (a little better than average, but not genius), while others might credit that he was the First President (and also voluntarily relinquished his power after 2 terms in office even though he was offered the chance to become King).
But there is something that strikes me as being even more telling of his unique place in history. If the legend of the cherry tree is not only true, but part of a greater pattern for his entire life – he was the only HONEST politician we’ve ever had in the USA. Even Abe Lincoln wasn’t entirely honest – he said he freed the slaves, but truthfully he only freed the ones in areas controlled by the South during the war that he was loosing!