Tom needed to be available for the bookshelves of wise patriots. Why wasn't he done before? Why was he left rotting in a French revolutionary prison by three presidents? Why was his grave sacked and his bones sold to odd-ball collectors? Answer that!!@ I have a warm spot for Paine and his horse Buttons. They lived for quite a while on a corner in Farnsworth St. in Bordentown, NJ. I was just there last night.