August 13, 2008

Garrison Keillor...

If you are a Garrison Keillor fan, as I am, you will also be delighted to know you can subscribe to the Salon blog page that lists his weekly topical columns. I just learned this... I've started my day very well, thank you!

An excerpt:

"And it's an amazing country where an Arizona multimillionaire can attack a Chicago South Sider as an elitist and hope to make it stick. The Chicagoan was brought up by a single mom who had big ambitions for him, and he got scholarshipped into Harvard Law and was made president of the law review, all of it on his own hook, whereas the Arizonan is the son of an admiral and was ushered into Annapolis though an indifferent student, much like the Current Occupant, both of them men who are very lucky that their fathers were born before they were. The Chicagoan, who grew up without a father, wrote a book on his own, using a computer. The Arizonan hired people to write his for him. But because the Chicagoan can say what he thinks and make sense and the Arizonan cannot do that for more than 30 seconds at a time, the old guy is hoping to portray the skinny guy as arrogant.

Good luck with that, sir."

G. Keillor


Mary Buek said...

Our local newspaper publishes his column every Saturday, and I wouldn't miss it. Tend to agree with him 100% of the time. He's perhaps a bit less strident, say, than Michelle Malkin. But then that's just me and my political viewpoints.

Mary Buek said...

Also, don't you just love the line . . ."both of them men who are very lucky that their fathers were born before they. . ."

Karen Jacobs said...

YesYes! I laughed at that line as well! Humor that makes you think... beyond the obvious.