We support a Department of Arts;
But a Government role
Oft reduces the whole
To a sum of much less than its parts.
I submit the above as the Savant's addendum to the online petition in support Quincy Jones' proposal for a new department. Though I see enormous potential for promotion of the arts and enhancing their influence, I am wary when the political culture mixes with the artistic one. Giving government bureaucracy a role in the fragile creative process scares the willies out of me. Remember that the camel was a horse, created by committee. Imagine what they might do to a horse's ass like yours truly!
Weigh in on where you stand in The Savant's latest useless poll to the right. =>
and click on the link to sign the petition if you're so inclined.
Quincy Jones Leads Chorus Urging a Cabinet-Level Arts Czar
By Jacqueline Trescott, The Washington Post, 1/14/09