Here’s my offhanded snotty solution to the Confederate monument dilemma, at least for Lee Park:
Tearing down that huge-ass monument is going to be expensive. Moving it would be expensive. And where the hell would you put it? It’s not going to fit in anyone’s living room and would take up the entire pool area in most people’s yards.
A museum? The DMA? It might fit in the Barrel Vault, but then there wouldn’t be room to walk around it. The Nasher? It would take up too much of the sculpture garden and not leave any room for, um, what do you call it — actual, real art.
So here’s my idea.
How about just chopping off Robert E. Lee’s head and replacing it? Not with just any head. Because we’re trying to do this as economically as possible, I recommend placing Brenda Lee’s head in its place.
Why Brenda? That way, we won’t even have to rename the park.
So what about Arlington Hall? Let’s make a deal and rename that one Monty.