Monday, March 28, 2005

Kilgore another Jefferson?

Over at The Virginia Centrist, home to two young, twenty-something bloggers:

"Virginians who don't follow state politics more than one month every four years are probably pretty confused after the events of the last few years:
3. Jerry Kilgore announces his candidacy in an extremely high pitched voice."

Hmmm. Look at this from an interview with Jefferson scholar Joseph Ellis, author of "American Sphinx;"

Beyond Books: "He [Thomas Jefferson] was a poor speaker, publicly?"

Joseph Ellis: "He had a very reedy, high-pitched voice, according to commentators, that did not project well...He was simply not comfortable expressing himself with passion and emotion in front of others. Very reserved, very insecure as a speaker."

The history they don't teach these young folks these days. ;-)