01 May 2007

hooooorah for Sharon Olds

the poet was invitd to dine at the White House. she wrote to the First Lady why she was refusing the invitation. her letter ends: So many Americans who had felt pride in our country now feel anguish and shame, for the current regime of blood, wounds and fire. I thought of the clean linens at your table, the shining knives and the flames of the candles, and I could not stomach it.

1 comment:

Craig said...

I too applaud Sharon. Laura Bush deserves an Eartha Kitt moment (remember when she made Lady Bird cry when she spoke up against the Vietnam war at a White House ladies luncheon?)