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Literary Quote of the Day

“George F. Will writes: 'Bush's terseness is Ernest Hemingway seasoned with John Wesley.'

”Well, one is hardly familiar with John Wesley's sermons, but I do know that to put George W. Bush's prose next to Hemingway's is equal to saying that Jackie Susann is right up there with Jane Austen. Did a sense of shame ever reside in our Republican toadies? You can't stop people who are never embarrassed by themselves."

Norman Mailer, in a letter to The Boston Globe, March 13, 2002, and reprinted in a section of the Oct. 6 New Yorker. The last sentence in particular made me wonder what Norman would've made of Sarah Palin.


Posted at 04:51 PM on Fri. Oct 03, 2008 in category Quote of the Day  
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