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Friday, August 22, 2008

I Ain't Much

Harper’s magazine is always good value for a long-haul flight, and a piece about the Daniel Boone National Forest in the latest issue cheered up my passage over Afghanistan, Chechnya or wherever no end the other week, and in particular this audacious bid for the post of constable in McCreary county, Kentucky:

‘So Bill Roberts was running for constable and Harry Vanover was his opponent, and Bill got to speak first. He said, “Ya’ll know me. You know I ain’t much. You know I ain’t never been much. You know I don’t ever want to be much. And if you don’t want much for constable, vote for me. If you want less, vote for Harry.”’

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