OK I'm going to go ahead and fess up right now, I'm stealing this from National Review Online. But since I'm going shooting with one of their editors next weekend, and he's probably going to shoot up a bunch of my ammo for free, I figure I can get a pass. This is an apparently timeless quote:
It appears we have appointed our worst generals to command forces, and our most gifted and brilliant to edit newspapers! In fact, I discovered by reading newspapers that these editor/geniuses plainly saw all my strategic defects from the start, yet failed to inform me until it was too late. Accordingly, I'm readily willing to yield my command to these obviously
superior intellects, and I'll, in turn, do my best for the cause by writing editorials - after the fact.
Robert E. Lee, 1863