In my doldrummy vacation time, I've read a lot and watched the news. No, really.
This is a fairly dark corollary to this week's most famous political blunder:
"He'll be shot, though, that's his problem. If Jack [Kennedy] knew he was going to be shot, a black boy must know it too." Invited to suggest a motive for Obama's persistence, Vidal offers "Curiosity. Even - dare I use a word never used in American political life any more? - honour."
That's from this Guardian article, and I sure as hell hope Vidal's wrong.
This could be a bad sign though: