1. This poem is so good. I love the tension between the really formal sense of it and the superheros. I don’t know. It just delights me.
1a. Man, I am honored to be included in with writers like this. Did I tell y’all my parents read “Bone”? And my dad called and was all “They published that? What? They couldn’t tell you were just ripping off ‘The Sword in the Stone’?” “No, Dad, that’s the point. To retell old stories.” “Oh, well, then, you did that pretty good.”
2. Roger Abramson raises a good point. Most voters don’t know anything about you and you want to assure them that your vast wealth isn’t a problem? Um, they didn’t yet know you were wealthy. And now they’re pissed you’re not in a Barbershop Quartet. Okay, that last part is just me.
3. Ron Ramsey doesn’t care about dead babies. That seems like a strange platform to run for Governor on, but okay. For the Republicans, we’ve got The Rich Guy, Tennessee’s Angriest Gubernatorial Candidate, and the Baby Hater. Good luck with that vote, conservative friends.