Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Wayfarer

The wayfarer
Perceiving the pathway to truth
Was struck with astonishment.
It was thickly grown with weeds.
"Ha," he said,
"I see that none has passed here
"In a long time."
Later he saw that each weed
Was a singular knife.
"Well," he mumbled at last,
"Doubtless there are other roads."

- Stephen Crane

This strikes me as a particularly apt metaphor for the reaction of the mainstream media to Obama's recent "bitter" comments in Pennsylvania.