Lincoln Sportin’ the Bling March 31, 2009 7 comments [via 21st Century Abe] 7 comments… add one Robert Moore March 31, 2009, 2:22 pm What’s this?! I know everyone wants to assume that there was some “connection” that makes him a natural Yankees fan, but I think he was more of a “hometown type of fellow” and went for the Cubbies! Reply Kevin Levin March 31, 2009, 4:35 pm Robert, It is pretty hilarious. In reading Barry Schwartz’s new book on Lincoln and memory I am struck by the level of interest and even reverence that the Brits have expressed toward Lincoln, especially during the WWII. I may post a bit on this at some point soon. Reply Ken Noe March 31, 2009, 4:48 pm As we all remember from our history books, Abraham Lincoln bought a new outfit before he made the Cooper Union speech. And here it is. Robert, in Springfield, he probably would have been a Cardinals fan. Down state is Redbirds country. Reply Kevin Levin April 1, 2009, 2:37 am Ken, It’s ironic that given Lincoln’s position on colonization that the individual(s) who dressed Lincoln chose a unified Africa piece. Reply Larry Cebula April 1, 2009, 2:38 pm This is the greatest thing ever. My town, Spokane, has a wonderful Lincoln statue. And I have not pulled a prank in ages…. Reply Robert Moore April 1, 2009, 3:29 pm As long as it is creative, conveys a meaning, non-damaging to the statue, and you take pictures for all of us to see… only then will we not tell, Larry! Of course, posting them on a blog might be a little self-incriminating. 🙂 Reply Kevin Levin April 1, 2009, 3:42 pm Larry, Just don’t jeopardize your tenure. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.