He was assassinated just after Lee’s surrender, which is not quite the same thing. And if there’s a reference besides you for this quote:
“I am President of the United States. I have full overall power and never forget it, because I will exercise it.”
…I have yet to find it. Source?
PS: Like Hot Air, I agree: stop smoking crack on the upcoming military dictatorship thing, Gore Vidal. You too, John Perry.
PPS: Seriously, I can’t find it at all.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.