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QOTD – May 8 – Hasn’t the Cigar Burned Down Yet?



Oh, hey there Fame Whore… I mean, Monica Lewinsky. So, you haven’t burned the dress, but you’re willing to grab the … um… microphone, or laptop, or interview chair, and once again spit out (I promise that pun wasn’t intended) the story we’ve heard a million times. Yes, you had an affair with the President of the United States. But, I have students who weren’t born when that happened. Did people forget your name for a moment? Your talk show didn’t work out? Tired of “hiding” out, and waiting for the next opportunity to pop up (hmm… there we go again with the euphemisms).

Surprise! Here she comes (err….) again.

Sitting down with Vanity Fair to speak about where she’s been, right around the same time Hillary Clinton is about to run for office, can’t possibly be a coincidence. Right?

Hasn’t been long enough? Can’t certain stories just be things for history books?

What is the lifespan of a story?


Find the Vanity Fair Article HERE.

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

2 comments on “QOTD – May 8 – Hasn’t the Cigar Burned Down Yet?

  1. Robert Long
    May 8, 2014

    I’d say about…. A month or so.

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