“Dante wrote his famous work in a day when pundits could not openly attack the powers that be in columns such as this for fear of their lives. Well thanks to the First Amendment of the Constitution I’m somewhat protected in what I can say about our contemporary politicians. I’m somewhat limited because I cannot defame or slander anyone; I can, however, make fun of them as I describe their foibles and fumblings.
“Anyway, I digress. Dante wrote his very descriptive poem describing Hell (The Inferno) as being constructed of many layers. The lower you descended the worse the conditions were. The sinner who passed away was assigned to the specific layer reserved for those with similar sins and the worse the sins the lower the level.
“Interestingly enough Dante placed politicians in the lowest levels where those who lied, committed treachery, fraud and treason against the state. I couldn’t figure where Governor Good Hair exactly belonged because he has been guilty of so many infractions. So, I stuck him in both levels.” —Mary Mata, News Taco, 2014
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