George Washington thought that "Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
Is it any coincidence that 98% of the people that bear his last name are black?
Think about this: After the War Between the States and the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 (which was largely symbolic until the Wars' end) , former slaves were allowed to choose a surname. The most popular were White, Freeman and Washington. The first two are pretty much self explanitory but the last one leaves most folks wondering "Why Washington?"
Think about it, dammit. What name symbolizes Freedom, Liberty and Independence more than Washington?
And there it is.
Sucks that you had to have a dumbass Okie run it down to you, huh?