Friday, June 5, 2009

Good and Bad

Good writers can be bad people. Fiorella was reminded of this when it hit the news that a local essayist/bloggist had been arrested for Munchuasen by Proxy--introducing fecal matter into the feeding tube of her three-year-old to keep her sick. And then there was Norman Mailer's protegee, the talented writer imprisoned for murder, the one who, as soon as Miller got him sprung, promptly went out and murdered somebody else.

And who can forget the Marquis de Sade?

Good talkers can be bad people too. On a small scale we call them con men. On a larger scale, they're called . . . politicians.

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