Monday, May 08, 2017

Saints II

"Current is also outraged by a reference to Lincoln's bowels, whose 'frequency,' he tells us, 'cannot be documented.' But, of course, they can. 'Truth-teller' Herndon tells us that Lincoln was chronically constipated and depended on a laxative called bluemass. Since saints do not have bowels, Current finds all this sacrilegious; hence 'wrong.'"
--Gore Vidal,
United States - Essays 1952-1992 (1992),
"Lincoln and the Priests of Academe"


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