According to the WVU Arts and Entertainment Web site, renowned historians, writers and political scientists such as James McPherson, Mark Russell and Sarah Vowell will speak on "the man, the myth, the martyr and American hero" who was Abraham Lincoln. My question to the University is: Who cares? [...] I have heard students chuckle as they flip through the pages of this paper when they see who the upcoming speakers will be.Good. Nobody needs an over-the-top lovefest in a setting dedicated to developing critical thinking.
Meanwhile, Wonkette's interest in McPherson is aptly mocked with exclamations of "Nerdgasm!"