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Off to Philly

I’m off to promote the book in Philadelphia. I’ll be speaking at UPenn tonight, where just a couple of weeks ago Hillary Clinton gave a speech in which she said “We need a president who is ready on Day 1 to be commander in chief of our economy.” Jawohl, mein president!

That reminds me, I’m just getting used to WordPress, and I inadvertently deleted a comment downblog that accused me of a Godwin’s Law violation. To the commenter: sorry about that, and please post it again if you’d like.

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Posted on Apr 16, 2008 in Asides, Cult of the Presidency | 14 Comments

You Had Me at “Live Lobsters”

So my dad, who, like me, is a fan of pulpy noir detective novels and shows, sends me an email telling me to set my Tivo for this. I click the link and read:

In the kitchen of a Chinese restaurant in Edinburgh, corrupt cop Brendan McCabe is being drowned in a tank of live lobsters.

That is perhaps the best sentence I’ve ever read.

Posted on Oct 6, 2007 in Arts and Culture, Asides, Civil Liberties, Conservatism, Cult of the Presidency, Domestic Policy, Executive Power, Foreign Policy and Defense, Human Nature, Liberalism, Libertarianism, Uncategorized | 1 Comment