Appearing tonight in the East Room at the White House poetry celebration, the rapper Common avoided saying anything about killing police, as he has rather frequently in the past. He did launch into some kind of work which was, I suppose you could say, impressionistic. Some might say it was stream of conscious. And others might say it was incomprehensible. Also, some of it rhymed.
I sometimes, because I am a nice guy, offer my advice to the White House about grave communications mistakes it is making. I’ve sat in the White House briefing room for 14 years now, and I know what I’m talking about. The decision to keep the cop-hating rapper Common on the roster for tonight’s White House poetry and prose reading is a gross error. The
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