Friday, January 19, 2007

Art Buchwald dies at 81

When I was growing up Art was my favorite political writer and favorite newspaper columnist and favorite humorist. Political muckraker Jack Anderson might have been more important but Art Buchwald was more fun and about as influential.

He once collaborated with Dr. Seuss for a column about Nixon -
Richard M. Nixon, will you please go now!
The time has come.
The time is now.
Just go.
I don't care how.
You can go by foot.
You can go by cow.
Richard M. Nixon, will you please go now!
You can go on skates.
You can go on skis.
You can go in a hat.
Please go.
Nine days later, Nixon announced his resignation.

Art also said one of the most important men in America was the one at the New York Times who decided each day what four people who died deserved the big obituary. Here is Art's. Here is his wiki.

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