ANTI-SEMETIC STUPIDITY: The New York Times has an article titled “New Jersey Laureate Refuses to Resign Over Poem“. The poem, written by Amiri Baraka, the poet laureate of New Jersey, includes these eye-rolling lines:
Who knew the World Trade Center was gonna get bombed
Who told 4000 Israeli workers at the Twin Towers
To stay home that day
Why did Sharon stay away?
Apparently, there’s some controversy over who can fire Baraka, and naturally, he’s not resigning:
“I’m not resigning,” Mr. Baraka said at his home in Newark, vowing to fight removal. “Let’s see if they can do that.”
UPDATE: Joanne Jacobs has some thoughts.