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June 15, 2012


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I wonder if in other countries poets write adulatory pieces about war-prosecuting, banker-friendly leaders. All the children his generals have killed, all the corporations his tax breaks have benefited—a shame, but he sure can shoot hoops. Ridiculous. Embarrassing.

It's a harsh world, LR. Whom do you have in mind to do the dirty work? Or
would the dirty work just disappear, if your person raised 800 million bucks
and got him/herself elected?

Great posts all week, Catherine. Thank you.

Ditto Jim C. Thanks for a week of great posts. Will you post about the remaining games?

Noah Burke

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