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The Fall of Ricarus

January 5, 2012

“…with melting wax and loosened strings
Sunk hapless Icarus on unfaithful wings;
Headlong he rushed through the affrighted air,
With limbs distorted and dishevelled hair;
His scattered plumage danced upon the wave,
And sorrowing Nereids decked his watery grave;
O’er his pale corse their pearly sea-flowers shed,
And strewed with crimson moss his marble bed;
Struck in their coral towers the passing bell,
And wide in ocean tolled his echoing knell.”

Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles)

Poor little Ricky.

He has no chance against the withering heat to which he is about to be exposed.  Daddy Gingrich may help him get aloft, but his impending fall will be as spectacular as it is inevitable.

There are few people in American politics more vile than Rick Santorum. He represents everything that is wrong with the fundamentalist theocrats on the right.  He is an atrocious person, and the public humiliation he is about to receive could not happen to a nicer guy.

My sincerest apologies to Jacob Peter Gowy for splattering his wonderful painting with Santorum.

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