Category Archives: Jon Huntsman

Sanity, Humor and Pious Baloney

There are our cultural touchstones – all those clever things Samuel Johnson said so well – and those many devastating quips from Oscar Wilde – and some like Lord Chesterfield or La Rochefoucauld – and Mark Twain was no slouch … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Nowhere

Gilbert and Sullivan may have invented and perfected the patter-song with that Model Major-General ditty – and Noel Coward was no slouch with his Mad Dogs and Englishmen number – both rather amazing. Maybe it’s a British thing. You have … Continue reading

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Dealing with Cranks

Yes, there will soon be a Republican seeking that party’s nomination who is both a Mormon and fluent in Mandarin – and can probably handle himself in Cantonese in a pinch. That would be Jon Huntsman – the former governor … Continue reading

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Hunting Down Republicans

Of course politicians have a bad reputation – right up there with used car salesmen, personal injury attorneys, hedge fund managers, real estate agents and anyone who actually chooses to live in Hollywood. But sometimes it’s a real kick to … Continue reading

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