Roger L. Simon

Notes from the "edge"

La Barbra apparently told an audience member at her upteenth farewell to STFU when he heckled her George Bush sketch, which mirabile dictu portrayed the President as “dumb.” According to the AP, “Once the outburst (which Streisand later apologized for) was over, Streisand noted that ‘the artist’s role is to disturb,’…” Well, she may be right about that, but not in her case. In her case, the artist’s role is to be utterly conventional, especially in her political thinking.