No sympathy for the man at all when he lived, I won’t take the opportunity now that he’s dead to pile any more opprobrium on him than was due during his long public life, which due I will however continue to measure to my own satisfaction.
His death deflects words meant to sting, denies them proper target. He had that marvelous sunny ability when living to elude them then, as well.
Long I labored with care and craft one time to pen him a stern missive freighted with my harshest words for it. On the sad subject of El Salvador it was, if memory serves.
Great heavy hammerstrokes of rhetoric ringing down on the anvil of public discourse, that note. No lengthier than the subject required, though it took a final ruthless edit to bring its weight in under the cap on first class postage.
Jayz, did those paragraphs have at him!
In return, some weeks later, by post, the following, undated, by autopen.
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