Monday, September 25, 2006

One more from Dr. Seuss:
I forgot to include a quote the other day. In 1974 the noose was closing on President Nixon. Syndicated columnist Art Buchwald was part of the pack tracking tricky Dicky through the swamps of his misdeeds, and Art sent Seuss a copy of his book 'I Never Danced At The White House' and dared him to write a political book. Seuss replied by lifting an excerpt from one of his previous books 'Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now!' and changing it to the following for publication in Buchwald's column.
"Richard M. Nixon, will you please go now!
The time has come.
The time is now.
Just go.
I don't care how.
You can go by foot.
You can go by cow.
Richard M. Nixon, will you please go now!
You can go on skates.
You can go on skis.
You can go in a hat.
Please go.
This became the header for Buchwald's column on August 8th. The son-of-a-bitch actually did go nine days later when he resigned.

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