The Apotheosis of Hillary
Saturday, June 7, 2008: I was, and am, a supporter of Barack Obama for president. However, my satirical play notwithstanding - to which some of you have objected* - I have always had a very high regard for Hillary Rodham Clinton. If Obama had not been running, I would have supported her. However, by her speech today, Hillary has won, not only my deeper respect, but also my affection, by conceding defeat as graciously as she has. May she long prevail. Hillary for Vice President!
* Some people, I realize, don't believe in too much sincerity, in too much honesty or freedom of expression or freedom of thought. Some don't appreciate literary and intellectual provocation. Some believe in making nice at all costs, in not rocking the boat, in "being prudent," in not alienating people. Some have what I would call an overly cautious sense of humor. Alas, for better or worse, I am not one of them. I have often paid the price!