Homeric Garland

William Barr talked to CBS News about the Mueller Report and Trump’s role (or lack of one) in destroying norms. “From my perspective, the idea of resisting a democratically elected president and basically throwing everything at him and you know, really changing the norms on the grounds that we have to stop this president, that is where the shredding of our norms and our institutions is occurring.” (Editors really need to develop a way to insert a laugh track into articles.) Meanwhile, on his personal reputation: “I am at the end of my career. Everyone dies and I am not, you know, I don’t believe in the Homeric idea that you know, immortality comes by, you know, having odes sung about you over the centuries, you know?” (Great, now Americans have to read the Mueller Report and the Iliad and the Odyssey…) Since the Attorney General brought him up, here are a couple of Homeric quotes worth considering. “Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.” … “The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.”

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