5. President Bush 43’s speech at the dedication of the Pennsylvania 9/11 Memorial today echoed the Gettysburg Address from the very beginning with its rhetorical devices, and indeed near the end he referenced it. We cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. *sniff*
6. Someone said the other day that people with e-readers are now getting to read the slush pile. They used to only get to read the best-sellers and the things that had gained approval by the gatekeepers. We shall see how this all pans out.