Don’t eat either British or Spanish tomatoes out of season; don’t cold store apples, dry them in the sun instead; don’t ever eat dairy products; and give your true love a bouquet of in-season root vegetables for Valentine’s Day.
“If what the staffers are now saying about Palin is true (and I’m not convinced it is, but it is certainly being reported that way), it means that the man who ran a campaign under the slogan “Country First” while traveling on the “Straight Talk Express” told the nation with reckless disregard for the potentially disastrous consequences that a patently and dangerously unqualified candidate was prepared to be president in his stead, if necessary. And if what the staffers are now saying about Palin is not true, it means that the man who told us over and over and over that he is a man of honor and integrity is letting his former running mate be smeared in a pathetic bid to save his own tattered reputation. The reality is that probably some of what is being said is true and some isn’t, which means that McCain is both colossally injurious liar and unctuous scoundrel. It would be nice if I heard half as much about that as I’ve heard about Sarah Palin’s wardrobe dysfunction.”—
“It’s terrific that we are seeing a decline in racism to the extent that we are able to elect a black president. We’ve come a long way and there’s no taking anything away from those who waged the struggle over all these centuries. But our society is not truly changed if it’s still writing discrimination into law.”—Bittersweet