At a dramatic moment in his "Restoring Honor" rally for fearful white people, Glenn Beck claimed
he held "the first inaugural address written in his own hand" by the
famously truthful George Washington, which sounded cool, except
it wasn't true. So much for his brilliant prescription for fixing the
country: "Tell the truth."
kinds of treasures are only handled by specially trained archival
staff," explained too-charitable National Archives spokeswoman Susan Cooper. "I'm
certain it was a figure of speech."