This time he's making Tennyson roll over in his grave and letting Rudyard Kipling rest in peace (for now). I'd give you the quote but I hate poetry and it is completely unrelated to a man who just learned the Illinois House is voting to impeach him. In a burst of literary inspiration, G-Rod today also said he related to Alan Stilltoe's 1958 short story called "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner." Here's the thing: unlike the title suggests, the story isn't so much about a lonely long distance runner as it is a juvenile delinquent caught in string of petty crimes who has little hope for the future. Which leads me to believe G-Rod: a) doesn't know how to read; b) actually does know how to read and thinks nobody else does; c) is mentally challenged; d) needs a new speech writer.
Which makes me wonder: who do I dislike more, Rod Blagojevich or Ethan Hawke? And, while he probably will never be impeached or even convicted of a crime (unless pompous ruminating in major magazines becomes illegal), I may have to go with Ethan. See, despite the poem-quoting, literary-referencing, jogging suit -wearing bravado, I bet G-Rod knows he sucks. Ethan isn't blessed with such self-awareness. He thinks he's a cool hipster, writing edgy novels and poetry. A noir, complicated intellectual philosophizing about love and loss. Like this gem:
"Memory is a great thing, if you don't have to deal with the past." - Ethan Hawke