Keeping a promise

July 27, 2016

“He is the Sun King and if you look too long at him you will be blind, your senses flooded with his gold-spined brilliance. As E.E.Cumming might of said of him, Jesus, he is a handsome man — despite his too big head and hands and feet and roomy, rheumy, allergy-ridden nose. There must be some elemental undercurrent here that generates envy in other men, not just the musk of power but something pherromonic. Since it is not polite to compare your governor to Mussolini, or even Huey Long, let’s say he is like one of those Kennedy boys, or that rare thing, a soulful politician.”

— October 31, 1990


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