I did not know that Dick Cavett was writing for the New York Times, but he is. Mary Lou forwarded this to me today and it’s brilliant writing. It’s called, “The Wild Wordsmith of Wasilla” and well worth your time to click on the link and give it a read.
Could the willingness to crown one who seems to have no first language have anything to do with the oft-lamented fact that we seem to be alone among nations in having made the word “intellectual” an insult? (And yet…and yet…we did elect Obama. Surely not despite his brains.)
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