Monday, January 5, 2009

When You're Wrong, You're Wrong, When You're Right, You're Right

h/t Ta-Nehisi Coates

Not enough bloggers, even my favorites, acknowledge when they get something just plain wrong.

Hats off to George Packer at the New Yorker.

Poetry more now than ever seems an appropriate occasion for a larger stage, and Elizabeth Alexander is the perfect candidate for President Obama's inauguration.

My favorite part of Packer's mea culpa was the signature of the letter tom the editor: "“Miss Terri Ford, the righteous redhead of Minneapolis, Minnesota." Ms. Ford sure let Packer have it, but a letter to the editor is most likely the only place she expresses her righteousness. Minnesotans are known for their nicities.
Now playing: José González - Hand On Your Heart

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