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But I digress (as does Anthony) from Anthony's main point, which is the debate over the forthcoming Elvis stamp. His musical history is more or less accurate, but his knowledge of law is abysmal. He asks, "Where is the Chuck Berry stamp?", as if the lack of same were some kind of racist plot by the postal service. In truth, Berry, however deserving of the honor he might be, could not be put on a stamp if Benjamin Hooks were elected president tomorrow, since he lacks a primary qualification that Presley possesses: he is alive. Willie Dixon hasn't been dead long enough, and Robert Johnson is not too black, but too obscure, at least in the upper echelons of a government where Lee Greenwood albums are considered art.

It is amusing that New Times reserves "the right to edit letters for...accuracy," when it is unable to edit its own content for the same quality.

Mark Cleary
South Miami

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