George Washington, the first President of the United States, was a cool guy. He was a member of no political party and was elected unanimously--twice.
This feat gives me hope, for I, too, am a member of no political party. Clearly there is a chance that I can be elected unanimously twice.
But George Washington does not serve just to be an inspiration to those who want to be President. He was also an excellent general, keeping his men in line with poise and intelligence:
(Image borrowed--I promise to return it--from The Dreamer; please go read)
George Washington is also on our money twice. Do you know who else is on our money twice? Abraham Lincoln. Who was also fantastic. Only fantastic people are on the money twice. However, one still has to wonder why Andrew Jackson remains on our most commonly used bill. More like Andrew Jerkson.
Now, I leave you with this video that extols Washington's virtues. It neither safe for work nor for British schoolchildren (as you will soon see).
(Edit: My video embedding doesn't seem to work today. Here is an ugly YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbRom1Rz8OA)