Monday, July 07, 2008

A Brief Obituary

A woman to whom I was once married—not the Sole Heir’s mother—once thought living in North Carolina would be splendid. Beaches, beautiful mountains, nice weather, fully-realized but not-too-urban cities, not as pricey as the Washington area. A good deal all around, she thought.

“I wouldn’t live there if they paid me,” I said.

She asked why.

“Because over half the people who live there keep sending Jesse Helms to the Senate.”

And that encompasses my thoughts on his passing.

1 comment:

Peter Rozovsky said...

One of the worst humans to attain a position of power and celebrity in American public life, I'd say.
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