[lit-ideas] Re: Sunday Twofer

  • From: David Ritchie <profdritchie@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 16:31:30 -0700

On Jul 9, 2012, at 3:03 PM, cblists@xxxxxxxx wrote:

> Any list members care to give us their two lines worth? (Substitute 'Oval 
> Office" - or some other 'seat of power' for BP
> if you like.  I was thinking briefly of the Vatican but I wouldn't get away 
> with it - no Latin.)

To the Personnel and Tenure Committee,

It is with mixed feelings that I write to announce I will be unable fulfill my 
contract to teach next semester.  Whoever thought but two short months ago that 
the Whigs would be revived, and that as an obscure historical party they would 
pick a truly obscure historian to be their candidate?  I believed I was 
embarked on a lark.  Now I shall have Mr. Putin trying to teach me judo, while 
Governor Romney demands a recount.  Last year's stint on the Awards and 
Exhibitions Committee will no doubt stand me in good stead during the coming 
four years.  Please be assured that I shall be happy to fax over whatever 
documentation is required for a Leave of Absence.

Yours sincerely,

David Ritchie,
The White 
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