Sunday, December 14, 2008
What a World, What a World . . .
As I remember the Wizard of Oz and the Wicked Witch getting hit by water, I remember her famous line, "Who could imagine that a girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness" or something close to that.
I am thinking of scandals tonight as I recover from my illness. Don't have too much steam to yell or scream, just wonder. I have roots in both Arkansas and Illinois. Both states are known for shenanigans in the political and criminal sense. Illinois' most recent national embarassment is Governor Rod Blagojevich. A bit further back, Arkansas gave us the Clintons and Jim Guy Tucker. Sigh.
I love both states. Both states have their redeeming qualities. Emotionally, I am perhaps a bit more drawn to Arkansas because that is where the bulk of my roots -- mom, dad, grandparents etc -- are from. I grew up in Illinois not by choice. My heart and soul are in the South.
But right now, I'm not proud of either.