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More W s Hal, Kerry is Hamlet Crap
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1045  Tuesday, 11 May 2004

[Editor's Note: I wish that I had more time to explain in detail, to
write cleverly, to be philosophical, to discuss the books I have read
recently, to . . . but I don't. This is a real crunch time for me. This
topic has been too far off base for several days and is now at an end.
-Hardy]

[1]     From:   D Bloom <
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        Date:   Monday, 10 May 2004 14:58:44 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.1036 More W s Hal, Kerry is Hamlet Crap

[2]     From:   TJ Sellari <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 11 May 2004 16:06:10 +0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1036 More W s Hal, Kerry is Hamlet Crap


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From:           D Bloom <
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Date:           Monday, 10 May 2004 14:58:44 -0500
Subject: 15.1036 More W s Hal, Kerry is Hamlet Crap
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.1036 More W s Hal, Kerry is Hamlet Crap

R. A. Cantrell writes some of the most brilliant satire I've read in a
long time:

 >"The teeth (tooth?) gnashing, tail chasing, screeching hissyfit that
 >Liberals are pitching in an attempt to diminish President George W. Bush
 >is extremely gratifying and somewhat entertaining. If you scrubbed the
 >ambition off John  Kerry, there  wouldn't be enough left to cast a
 >shadow in  the noonday sun. The more apt Kerry analog from Hamlet is
 >Osric, ameddling with his bonnet, one finger in the wind. The dregs of
 >the drossy age that is attempting to dote on Kerry will be swept up with
 >him, and together they will make a nice, soft plop in the bottom of
 >history's dumpster. George W. Bush, third George in the Pantheon  of
 >American Presidents, will be styled "George the  Conqueror," since
 >"George the Great" will forever be  retained by Washington."

With amazing skill he exactly replicates the humorless, confused and
frenzied invective of the right wing true-believer. Some of these images
will remain in memory for a long time. Osric, for example, keeping one
finger in the wind while "ameddling with his bonnet." Or the
platitudinous mediocrity of "hissyfit." Many a smile there.

And, of course, the thigh-slapping, gallus-snapping absurdity of "George
the Conqueror," as notable for his courage in combat as for his complete
absence of ambition.

Geez, I wish I could write like that.

Cheers,
don

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From:           TJ Sellari <
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Date:           Tuesday, 11 May 2004 16:06:10 +0800
Subject: 15.1036 More W s Hal, Kerry is Hamlet Crap
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1036 More W s Hal, Kerry is Hamlet Crap

On Friday, 07 May 2004 10:06:43, R. A. Cantrell wrote:

 >George W. Bush, third George in the Pantheon  of
 >American Presidents, will be styled "George the  Conqueror," since
 >"George the Great" will forever be  retained by Washington.

`George the Terrible' is much more likely.

Tom

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