Secretary of the Arts

As the woman says:

It takes a couple seconds. Do it! :-)

So, check out this petition, which I’m sure wasn’t actually started by Quincy Jones, if you’re inclined:

Quincy Jones has started a petition to ask President-Elect Obama to appoint a Secretary of the Arts. While many other countries have had Ministers of Art or Culture for centuries, the United States has never created such a position. We in the arts need this and the country needs the arts–now more than ever. Please take a moment to sign this important petition and then pass it on to your friends and colleagues.

Every budget should require for every dollar spent on defense an equal dollar spent on culture and other domestic initiatives.