Okay, here's something I've often pondered myself as a novelist -- an excerpt from "Oblivion" by Josephine Hart:
"I begin to wonder," she said, "whether literature is not in fact as much an opiate as religion. Lives examined and explained, matters resolved or particular meaning found in the lack of resolution. The reality is: we witness little; people drift in and our of our lives: much is only overheard; and setting our lands in order is no more than a valiant act of defiance."
But on a happier note, this latest Zogby Poll is worth some celebrating for those like myself, the ANTI-Bushites....
President George W. Bush’s job performance rating has slipped to 52% positive, 48% negative, according to a poll of 1,011 likely U.S. voters by Zogby International. From a post-September 11th peak of 82%, his rating has slipped steadily with the exception of a slight increase following the official end of the war in Iraq.
The ‘down’ trend is also seen in the percent of likely voters who say it’s time for someone new in the White House (48%), compared to 45% who said the President deserves to be re-elected.
Bye, bye Bushie... Hello Gephardt in 2004 (I hope!)!!!!!!!!