Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do. I hardly need validation from celebrities to make me feel good about my job. Still, it was a nice start to the week to read George R. R. Martin’s screed against nationwide voter suppression efforts. A sampling:
The people behind these efforts at disenfranchising large groups of voters (the young, the old, the black, the brown) are not Republicans, since clearly they have scant regard for our republic or its values. They are oligarchs and racists clad in the skins of dead elephants.
As a fan of GRRM’s books, I’m also a regular reader of his blog. Naturally I posted a comment thanking him on behalf of his fans at the ACLU of Pennsylvania, where we just wrapped up a two-week-long lawsuit against the state’s voter suppression law. We’re expecting a decision this week, so we’re all on pins and needles right now. It’s nice to see that an author I respect and admire is willing to speak out against such injustice.
Now… how do I parlay this into a blurb from GRRM?