"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Clinton-Kerouac Connection

This is really too good to pass up.

Senator Clinton is related to Jack Kerouac. Also to Madonna, Celine Dion, Alanis Morissette, and...Angelina Jolie.

Barack Obama is related to Dick Cheney, George Bush, Gerald R. Ford, Winston Churchill and...Brad Pitt.

Via the NY Times. From Notablekin.org.

5 comments:

John Baker said...

So it is a conspiracy.

Zen of Writing said...

Of some kind. Nepotism or economics -- are all "WASPs" related or just the ones who run this country?

Or maybe a conspiracy to get elected a woman president who can sing?

I hope that sounds tongue-in-cheek.

John Baker said...

I think you'll discover, after she's elected (if she's elected), that she can indeed sing, but that she isn't, in fact, (what most of us mean when we say) a woman . . .

Zen of Writing said...

Ah, but this is what a woman is like. Look at Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi.

Come on John, you're breaking my heart.

Then again, are politicians even human?

John Baker said...

The iron lady . . .
It was really easy getting her elected; but took almost a generation to get rid of her. And the ripples still keep coming.