Thursday, August 6, 2015

Love making leopard slugs? ("John Kelly's Washington," The Washington Post, August 6th)

Have the dog days of August finally changed species?  It appears so, in columnist John Kelly's convenient driveway: the love nest of mating leopard slugs.  When songwriter Cole Porter penned "Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it," slugs were obviously not foremost on the lyricist's mind.  Who cares except obscure Smithsonian scientists if slugs do it?  In a column dedicated to Washington—a cultural and political mecca—one wonders what triviality is next on Mr. Kelly's agenda.

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