Friday, September 16, 2005

President Lincoln

While not precisely a theory of evolution, the following quote from King Kaufman's column in Salon is useful:
At times like this I like to think of the words of one our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, who knew a thing or two about dark days.

He was on the train headed for Gettysburg, Pa., where 23,000 Union troops and 28,000 Confederates had died four months earlier, to dedicate the national cemetery. Furiously working on his speech, he stopped to write a note to his secretary of state, William Seward, that contained words that are now immortal.

"I think I may need a bathroom break," Honest Abe wrote. "Is this possible?"

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