I've always liked Charles Simic. His poetry is direct, unadorned and perfectly American.
Now I know he's a decent fellow as well.
'Did you vote in the New Hampshire presidential primary last month?"
"Yes, for John Edwards. I like a lot of things that he said. Greed is going to do us in — stupid, selfish greed. We have essentially squandered the wealth of this country and forgotten the whole idea of the common good. Now, I know he doesn’t have a chance."
Less so, now.
Posted by Dave