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Dissing Graceland?

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We know we can be a bit harsh at times, poking fun at public officials and bible-beating daily newspaper columnists. But in the long run, we’re still all in this together. So we have to ask: what’s up with Russell Shaw, a Huffington Post blogger who blasts the decision for Graceland to be named a National Historic Landmark?

“…Why this house? Sure, Elvis lived there, but by all accounts if those walls could talk, they would speak of hell-raising, wild parties, debauchery, adultery, wild women, guns, pill-poppin' and who knows what else. And it was a pill-poppin' Elvis who died in that very Graceland of a presumed overdose- the ultimate nightcap for his overpartying ways. He died in 1977, a victim of his own excesses.”

Back off, Russ. Graceland may have been a place of unholy sin, but it’s our sin palace, so leave it and us alone.

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