... but I cannot extend you an offer of employment at this time. We consulted a crystal ball while standing in mallard urine during this month's waxing gibbous at midnight-thirty, and we determined that you are not a good professional fit at this time.
We now insert a hackneyed euphemism to console you.
Why Colonel Sartoris?
Allow me to explain the puzzling title. Colonel Sartoris is William Faulkner's greatest character. He exemplifies those values that his society cherishes, namely tradition, patriarchy, courtliness, and courage. Though modernity's slow march tries to strip him of these things, Sartoris continues to live as he always has, knowing that "the past is never dead. It's not even past." He seeks order in the honorable folkways and mores of his forbears. Let us not forget his example.