i probably couldn't pick Margaret Atwood out of a line up of crazy haired cat ladies either
Atwood, waging a war against cuts to city libraries, elicited the response from Ford, "I wouldn't know Margaret Atwood if I tripped over her", fans of the author were outraged
many now say that Ford is trolling the Left and they took the bait
if that's the case, i say, good for you Mr. Ford
Atwood is a fine writer (so i'm told), but that alone doesn't deserve any sort of reverence.
I'm a little confused, dj, as to why you appear to be congratulating Mr Ford.
Admittedly I don't know the details of this situation, but I congratulate anyone
who fights cuts to public libraries. The more access to books the better, I say! (Bravo, Margaret!)
Public libraries are often the only place that the less well-off can gain access to books & other reading & listening matter. Money spent on them is money well spent, in my book!
But back to Margaret Atwood.
I confess, I'm one of those who "revere" her. For her talent, her intelligence & her commitment to her craft.
I believe I've read every single novel she's written, over the years.
When the next one is published, I'll rush out & buy that one, too!