Washington WAS a social climber who was obsessed with his image. There's nothing outrageous about that.
That's the only reason why I was commenting on it, because the dude who is writing the pilot/screenplay/teleplay/whatever made it out to be something of a negative. The fact that Washington didn't come from money kind of explains why he was a social climber. He wanted to better himself like anyone who comes from the middle class today wants to better themselves. Social status was EVERYTHING if you were an officer in the British Army. He had to have the standing in society to gain promotion. I think his failure at gaining those promotions, and the bitterness he felt toward the British because of it, is a far better story than a historically inaccurate telling of an affair he never had with Sally Fairfax.
Did he have flaws? Sure! Every man does. But that doesn't mean you have to invent those flaws just for the sake of drama and television ratings.
This post was edited on 11/15 at 9:26 am