Headline, New York Times, top-fold, p. A1. August 30, 2018. The story beneath it describes anti-Trump symbolism in Senator McCain’s planning for his funeral.
There are some of us who, knowing that the last word rests with someone waiting beyond the surly bonds with our books of life, would prefer that our post-mortem headlines reflect character that rose above the pettiness of insults, egos, and vindictiveness:
“McCain Gracious and Inclusive to the End”
Somehow being a last-word freak is not the best legacy, particularly because its so detracts from Senator McCain’s other accomplishments.