Nobody asked me.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti should get a lifetime appointment (and then some!).
I don't want to hobnob with the Secretaries of State and Defense and pretend I like the Kiplingesque poems they like. I don't want to talk about the objective correlative with the President and Vice President, nor explain oxymorons to smart-bombing generals.
I'd have to go on PBS and read Christmas poems!
I couldn't say "fart" in public!
My mama didn't raise no fool!
It would take the edge off. An artist ain't crap without an edge.