Election 2006: Words Fail Me

by Richard Poe
Wednesday, November 8, 2006

3:58 pm Eastern Time

“I scarcely knew my own name; and for a long while I was silent, knowing that it was a time for tears.” St. Jerome penned those words following the sack of Rome by Alaric the Visigoth, who ravished the Eternal City on August 24, Anno Domini 410.(1)

I can add nothing to Jerome’s lament. Yesterday’s election has robbed me of speech.(2)

by Richard Poe
November 8, 2006 03:58 PM

1. St. Jerome to Marcellinus and Anapsychia, A.D. 412, Letter 126, 2

2. “Election ’06: The Day After — Democrats’ Senate Count at Fifty“,, 8 November 2006

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