Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
I first met Marine Gen. James Mattis in the summer of 2000 when he took command of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade. After his change of command ceremony, I introduced myself as his new public affairs officer. “PAO, huh?” Mattis said. “What, are you going to follow me around all day and make sure I don’t say ‘fuck?’”
Legendary Marine Corps Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis has emerged as the top choice for President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of Defense. However, he faces one big obstacle: The law requires those who serve in this post be retired from active-duty military service for seven years prior to appointment. Because Mattis retired in 2013, he would need Congress to make a legislative exemption for the time requirement.