Let’s Bury Roger Stone

Let’s Bury Roger Stone

My father liked to say that no one ever buries a son-of-a-bitch. What he meant was that no matter how awful someone is in life, people will praise him when he dies. It’s generally true, but the world is a weird place right now.

Roger Stone recently took to Twitter and Instagram to air his noxious opinions upon the death of Barbara Bush. Look, however you feel about the Bush family, Barbara is hardly the villain. And yet, here’s Stone just hours after Barbara’s death was reported:


Who does that?

Stone is best known as a supporter of ruthless dictators, a whacko conspiracy theorist along the lines of Alex Jones, an apologist for Julian Assange, and a self-proclaimed “dirty trickster.” He dresses like a cartoon super villain and speaks with all the wisdom of a fortune cookie. He’s a racist, sexist, lying worm of a man who once accused Mrs. Bush’s husband, President George H.W. Bush, of attempting to assassinate Ronald Reagan. He helped fuel the current president’s noxious birther lie against President Barack Obama. In other words, Roger Stone is a real son-of-a-bitch.

Look, I don’t know if Roger Stone is even human. Perhaps he’s one more bot unleashed by the Russians, an amalgam of Cold War paranoia and the tears of Sean Hannity. But let’s agree that when Roger Stone dies, we won’t say one kind word about him. Let’s bury a son-of-a-bitch once and for all.

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Tiffany Quay Tyson

THE PAST IS NEVER is the winner of the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction, and the Mississippi Author Award for Adult Fiction (selected by the Mississippi Library Association). This southern gothic novel steeped in local lore was selected as an "Okra Pick" by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. Tyson's debut novel THREE RIVERS was a finalist for both the Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction. She was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi and now lives, writes, and teaches in Denver, Colorado.
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