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David Foster Wallace (and John McCain)

Writer David Foster Wallace killed himself on Friday. Sad. I was always a bit put off by the massive page count of Infinite Jest, but I found his essays interesting and quite enjoyed some of the short stories in his collection The Girl With Unusual Hair.

At the risk of sounding flippant, I can't help but wonder if the recent surge in his depression had any connection to the all the praise he lavished on John McCain during the 2000 primaries. He seemed quite emotionally invested in the promise of McCain at the time, and so surely must have been a little heartbroken at how much McCain has changed since then.

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