Comment:Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Whitman says that Walt Whitman... "contacted Emerson, this time to ask for help in obtaining a government post. Another friend, John Trowbridge, passed on a letter of recommendation from Emerson to Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury, hoping he would grant Whitman a position in that department. Chase, however, did not want to hire the author of a disreputable book, referring to Leaves of Grass." You'd think that Whitman had authored Naked Lunch.
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