So I obviously did not write my promised Herman Cain post. I have several thoughts on the matter, among them his ability to adjust and respond; how he is actually in a position to continue to deny allegations (regardless of their veracity); and his own public image.
Other stuff happened, though (I got a job, bar results came in, traveling, etc.), and I moved onto another subject. This WILL be updated, probably tomorrow, but I just wanted to check in with my loyal readers and say that my Herman Cain thoughts will be aired.
Why Colonel Sartoris?
Allow me to explain the puzzling title. Colonel Sartoris is William Faulkner's greatest character. He exemplifies those values that his society cherishes, namely tradition, patriarchy, courtliness, and courage. Though modernity's slow march tries to strip him of these things, Sartoris continues to live as he always has, knowing that "the past is never dead. It's not even past." He seeks order in the honorable folkways and mores of his forbears. Let us not forget his example.