Bledsoe taking command -- not mutiny?
So what was the deal with that? It seemed like Bledsoe was taking over command of the ship without Richardson's consent... which, unless they changed naval law, is known as mutiny. And yet, on the whole, Richardson seemed pretty OK with it. (Is there such a thing as an amicable mutiny?)
Or was it that Bledsoe was taking over ostensibly because Richardson was incapacitated, and Richardson was resigned to the fact that he really wasn't in good shape and couldn't win the argument -- with Bledsoe, with the crew, or with a naval inquiry (if it came to that)?
Badgers? We don't need no stinkin' badgers! But if you could show us something in a nice possum…