On 10-20-2010, Karl Rove was on Megyn Kelly’s FOX News show and said comments roughly like:
"I am Ahab, chasing the white whale. I used to say that I was Grendel in Beowulf but nobody remembered that old high school reference."
The fascinating part is not Rove comparing himself to Ahab, but that he had to change the reference, a much better analogy to Grendel, to Ahab because more people understood it. This validates the ultimate reasons that I started doing this blog—we all know Moby Dick but the general populace has not read it. The “all” is the general populace that knows such things, such as Superman’s symbol even in third world countries.