also for some reason all of the copies of this on the shelf at powell's are autographed
― their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 03:24 (1 year ago) Permalink
'caro was here'
― lag∞n, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 03:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
A relief to read the first stupid thing about this book
― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 12 May 2012 20:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
"But was there also something about Caro’s pursuit of L.B.J. that was just a little bit Ahab-like?"
an editor let this through?
If the Johnson of Volumes 1 and 2 is the “bad” L.B.J., then the Johnson of Volume 4 is the “good” one. It is almost as if Caro is writing about two different people — as if, for all his reportorial skill, he can’t countenance Johnson being both ruthless and compassionate in the same volume. He has to be one or the other.
This man has neither read Caro's book nor indeed any book.
― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 12 May 2012 20:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
I hope someday to become this maniacally devoted to a project. So far my project-perseverance record is a couple years at a couple hours a week.
― raw feel vegan (silby), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
guy is too effin' slow, he better live to 90
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 13 May 2012 00:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
Caro makes by far the most convincing case for RFK Maturing than any one of the hagiographers I've read. Apparently he really did create a professional, elite Justice Department and did care about the poor.
oh, to have such an Attorney General once again ...
― Boris Kutyurkokhov (Eisbaer), Sunday, 13 May 2012 01:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
Jon Stewart seemed a little cowed by him the other night--hardly joked around at all.
― clemenza, Sunday, 13 May 2012 01:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
after reading that Esquire profile I'd be cowed too.
― raw feel vegan (silby), Sunday, 13 May 2012 01:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
alright i have a library copy of master of the senate
― markers, Wednesday, 6 June 2012 22:50 (11 months ago) Permalink