Five years passed the passing, the absence of the great man sits uncomfortably.
I had the honor of meeting Gore Vidal at some political fundraisers to which he gave his time, till he ran out of time. With out doubt his body of work and influence lives on and will live on. Would it not have been a pleasure to hear him skewer the current bad crop of low lights, dimwits and sloppy salesman of snakes…and oil? It’s good to see a number of new docs and bios introducing this lion of letters and legend of the Left to the new, ‘new generation.’ His acid wit, endless erudition and measured, metered and marvelous way with words were a wonder to behold. They are surely–and sorely, missed.