Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Stealing from the best

Michiko Kakutani blasts a new Clinton biography today as "sleazy"; "a pasted-together compendium of recycled news"; "trashy"; as well as "melodramatic, reductive and foolish." That may be true, but the author, Nigel Hamilton, at least knows enough to swipe ideas from the best authors.

Christmas 1989 thus saw an amazing epiphany as Bill Clinton, arch-narcissist, self-centered monster, seducer of women, and oral sex addict, found his selfish heart melting.

Doesn't that sound like this other Christmas story?

The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
It could be that his head wasn't screwed on quite right.
It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.


And what happened then...?
Well...in Who-ville they say
That the Grinch's small heart
Grew three sizes that day!


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