Misty, watercolored memories of the librarian she was

Looks like the White House had to put Laura Bush’s pet project down:

White House Cancels Poetry Symposium

The White House said Wednesday it postponed a poetry symposium because of concerns that the event would be politicized. Some poets had said they wanted to protest military action against Iraq.

The symposium on the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes and Walt Whitman was scheduled for Feb. 12. No future date has been announced.

“While Mrs. Bush respects the right of all Americans to express their opinions, she, too, has opinions and believes it would be inappropriate to turn a literary event into a political forum.” Noelia Rodriguez, spokeswoman for first lady Laura Bush, said Wednesday.

Ms. Bush then turned back to her well-thumbed copy of Fahrenheit 451, giggling uncontrollably while sipping from a large tumbler of vodka….

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