Category Archives: Joe the Plumber

The Practical Usefulness of Thoughtless Outrage

To proclaim that you are angry and outraged, and no, you haven’t thought things through and you certainly do not intend to think things through, is perhaps profoundly American. You think of the line from that movie – “I’m mad … Continue reading

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The Gentleman and the Drama Queen

The readership here is small – a hundred hits a day, give or take, save when CNN or BBC World Service notices this column or that and the traffic jumps. It happens. But given that – the situation where this … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Sullivan, George F. Will, Joe the Plumber, McCain the Drama Queen, Obama the Gentleman, Propriety and Restraint, The French | 1 Comment