Shakespeare on John McCain

“This is some fellow
Who, having been prais’d for bluntness, doth affect
A saucy roughness
, and constrains the garb
Quite from his nature. He cannot flatter, he!
An honest mind and plain–he must speak truth!
An they will take it, so; if not, he’s plain.
These kind of knaves I know which in this plainness
Harbour more craft and more corrupter ends
Than twenty silly-ducking observants
That stretch their duties nicely.”
(King Lear, Act II Scene II)


About Vern Nelson

Greatest pianist/composer in Orange County, and official political troubadour of Anaheim and most other OC towns. Regularly makes solo performances, sometimes with his savage-jazz band The Vern Nelson Problem. Reach at vernpnelson@gmail.com, or 714-235-VERN.