Since Hosni Mubarak's decision to not run again for president of Egypt has pretty much taken the fun out of that country's "civilized disobedience" (to quote Katie Couric), I turn my eyes farther to the east, to Jordan.
So, would a position in the new cabinet of Jordan's King Abdullah II be a stepping stone to anywhere?
Or, if nothing else, would I get to hang around Queen Noor, probably my favorite royal since Princess Grace!
is a professor of English at Central Connecticut State University and the host of "Frank, Gil, and Friends" on Tuesday mornings on WFCS 107.7 FM New Britain/Hartford and www.wfcsradio1077.com. Raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, he earned his H.A.B. and M.A. degrees at Xavier University and his Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America. His books on Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra belie his academic interests in American Puritans (like Cotton Mather and Edward Taylor) and the late 18th-century writers The Connecticut Wits. He has been married for 25+ years, has two daughters.