No time to do anything creative myself today, although I did create a very cool bulletin board at school today: a background made up of hundreds of titles of books, with a central poster that says, “Are you ready for a challenge?”, followed by the mysterious 100 Book Club logo.
Anyway, we’re off to see The Light in the Piazza at the Fox, so I don’t have time to orchestrate anything.
I leave with you instead a small rant.
The Republicans’ latest battle cry is “What did Nancy Pelosi know and when did she know it?”
If I understand them correctly, then what they’re telling us is that the most scandalous thing about the Mark Foley saga is when the Democratic leadership knew about a Republican congressman coming on to teenage Republican pages? Or are they asking when did the Democratic leadership know about the Republican staff telling the Republican leadership about the Republican congressman coming on to teenage Republican pages? Or perhaps it’s when did the Democratic leadership know about the Republican chair of the pages board excluding the Democratic member from the meeting with the Republican congressman coming on to teenage Republican pages?
Georgia’s own Jack Kingston had the nerve to appear on Hardball and, when challenged about this idiotic position, say, “I don’t know. I’m just saying we should find out.” So is Jack Kingston a ****tard? I don’t know, but I think it’s a question that needs to be asked.
What did Nancy Pelosi know and when did she know it? Short answer: not as much and not as soon as Denny Hastert, et al.
Oh, and in other news, North Korea set off a nuclear device. Badly, it seems, but even so it’s another stunning success for George W. Bush’s foreign policy skills. How many days until the election?
Later: The Light in the Piazza was very good. Adam Guettel writes sumptious polytonal music that can be ravishing in its melodic impact. There’s not a verse/chorus structure to be heard, and in fact there is a strong argument that this is not musical theatre but opera. He’s definitely not his grandfather or his mother.