Note To Obama: Say No To Ford’s

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The New York Times reports that ‘Ford’s Theater, the Washington institution that was home to the most notorious production of “Our American Cousin,” will have its grand reopening in February, the theater’s board announced. The events, which include a ceremony on Feb. 11, will coincide with the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, who was shot by John Wilkes Booth at the theater on April 14, 1865.’ If the theater’s board courts negative karma by inviting Barack Obama to the reopening, I hope he will feel free to Just Say No. The Times further reports that ‘among the events planned for the theater’s reopening are the premiere of “The Heavens Are Hung in Black,” a new play about Lincoln by James Still, and the awarding of the Lincoln Medal, which the board said honors accomplishments that “exemplify the character and lasting legacy” of Lincoln.’ That’s right: just days after the inauguration of our first African-American President, for whom Lincoln’s Team of Rivals has been a model of administration building, a play with the words “hung in black” in its title will open not far from the White House. YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS SHIT UP.

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