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Goodbye, Gore. This country, world and I will miss you your intellect and honesty immensely.
The next stage in life just got more interesting now that Gore Vidal and William Buchley can continue their animated 'discussions' at length.
See you on the other side, my friend.
I was shocked to pick up a heavily creased copy of "Burr" off of my parents bookshelf a couple years ago to discover how good it was. I really wouldn't have thought anything about Aaron Burr could be anything other than dull.
For people capable of higher reasoning, GV was a genius at articulating an alternate perspective on a variety if subjects. I especially enjoy that a gay WW II vet was the one who showed us the Buckley unhinged.
The two quotes are favorites of mine. " the three saddest words in the English language are Joyce Carol Oates". Read two of her books and you will come to understand what he was saying. If still in doubt, look at a photo of her.
And, the happiest words are, "I told you so". RIP, GV.
If you don't at least appreciate what Gore could communicate, even if you disagree with his consistent challenge to our fragile status quo, his work is a great place to start to educate yourself. Not meant as a slight to anyone at all but if you haven't read Gore Vidal go try it. His writing will encourage people of any affiliation (political, religious, GLBT, tea party) to be active question our system for the better! Great writers never die.
Who would have thunk that Bachmann's greatest insult would not come from her foes or surprisingly, not from her own mouth, but from an article about a dead author whom she despised. Bachmann switched from Democrat to Republican because she was offended by an historical novel written by a gay/bisexual man?!? Oh my Michelle what would your Tea Party supporters thin?
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