Friday, February 17, 2006

Mary Todd Lincoln Apologizes

I caught the last few minutes of "Abe Lincoln in Illinois," as the train left for Washington. I cried listening to the Great Empancipator's words, coincidentally scheduled before President's Day. It was being shown as part of "31 Days of Oscar" on TCM. I am way too busy to catch any of the movies, but I tearfully joined in "glory, glory, hallelujah" in contrast to our current regime.

I'm trying to keep this blog about my work -- punk, 1976-1980 -- but those who know me, know I'm a proud liberal progressive, who was called a commie in high school when I protested the Vietnam War. I am ashamed and shocked the Dems are nothing but castrated toy poodles, allowing the Republicans to do the dirty deeds, then weakly complaining afterwards. Let's not get into whatever happened to Paul Hackett, but the Dems did a number on this brave Iraq vet willing to take on the Repulsive current Senator (or was it the House? Too many scandals to follow, as much as I try).

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Mary Todd Lincoln apologizes
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia (CNN) -- The family of President Lincoln said today they were sorry for what John Wilkes Booth and his family have "had to go through" after Booth shot the President in last weekend's incident at Ford's Theatre. The men were gathered to watch a performance of "Our American Cousin" starring actor Harry Hawk.

Mary Todd Lincoln, speaking for the family, met briefly with reporters but took no questions.

Booth sprayed Lincoln with a bullet in the back of the head at point-blank range in Friday's incident. Onstage, Hawk was declaiming, "Don't know the manners of good society, eh? Well, I guess I know enough to turn you inside out, old gal -- you sockdologizing old mantrap!" The President died when the bullet migrated to his brain.

"We all assume certain risks in whatever we do," Mrs. Lincoln said. "Whatever activities we pursue and regardless of how experienced, careful and dedicated we are, assassinations do and will happen."

"My family and I are deeply sorry for all that the Booth family have had to go through this week," she said.

Reached backstage at Ford's Theatre, centrally located at 511 10th Street NW, Hawk referred all inquiries to his publicist.


Blogger Scottish Toodler said...

castrated toy poodles!! I love your blog!! Keep fighting the good fight Miz Lens, and keep reminding us that PUNK IS ALIVE!!!

9:28 PM  

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