||[11 Jul 2008|04:49pm]
||I'm Henry the Eighth I Am--Herman's Hermits
Dear author of the book I'm reading:
Stop implying that John Adams did not love his wife. Fifty-nine years of love letters say you fail. Kthxbai.
Seriously, how is this hard? John and Abigail Adams are one of the great American love stories, to hear everyone but you tell it. Yes, they fought, yes, they disagreed on shit, but you know what? So does every single loving couple ever. People argue. It happens. It doesn't mean they loved each other any less.
Oh, and "remember the ladies" and his dismissal of it that you're going on about? Please note that if you actually read the letter in question and don't just take the quotes out of context, it becomes obvious that they were teasing each other. Abigail certainly meant "remember the ladies," no lie, but his response? Was a joke. Remember that you yourself said she was his greatest political advisor and the one he depended on the most. Clearly one should not take that response all that seriously.
Jeebus, woman. Get your stories straight.
A John Adams Fangirl
(PS: Jefferson can suck it.)