Thursday, October 06, 2005

What to Make of All Those Kerry-Edwards Stickers, Or Why Literature Matters

Over at USA Today Robert M. Knight offers a superb analysis of all those Kerry-Edwards bumper stickers that remain affixed to Volvos all over America eleven months after Kerry's concession speech, comparing them to Dickens's creepy Miss Havisham of Great Expectations.

Since the core USA Today audience has never read a book half as long as a Dickens novel, SWNID's gentle readers need to follow the link and appreciate this fine bit of literate political analysis. Who says we don't need literature classes?

SWNID adds this: not only do Miss Havisham Democrats refuse to admit that the 2004 election is over, they also refuse to admit that the 2008 election is over too.

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