02/11/2005: Here's to all you Scrivener's out there...
Someone else likes Herman Meville: in this article Bartleby Democrats, the Washington Post writes:
"HERMAN MELVILLE'S "Bartleby, the Scrivener" tells the tale of a lawyer's assistant who inexplicably stops doing his job, instead spending his days staring blankly at a brick wall. "I'd prefer not to," he invariably tells his employer when asked to copy a paper, go to the post office or even answer a question. "No: at present I would prefer not to make any change at all," Bartleby says when asked to leave. In their response to President Bush's State of the Union address Wednesday night -- indeed, in much of their reaction to Mr. Bush's push on Social Security -- the Democrats share a disturbing resemblance to Bartleby. "
But I have scooped the Washington Post on working Bartleby into my thoughts in my article about "Responsibility Month" first. Ha, ha...do I RULE...or what??
Karen on 02.11.05 @ 05:30 AM CST