Tag 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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Absurdist Politics

The next time you’re in Paris and have a few hours to kill you could visit the small Salvador Dalí museum up in Montmartre – and that will certainly kill those few hours. It’s dark, the ceilings are low, and … Continue reading

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Chatting at the Grave at Sunset

If you glance up at the top of the page you’ll see the masthead photo is, of course, a sunset. But it’s not just any sunset, it’s the sunset on the day of Ronald Reagan’s funeral – June 11, 2004 … Continue reading

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Political Lupus

It’s not all madness in the Republican struggle to find someone to run against Obama. There is Jon Huntsman: When we take a position that isn’t willing to embrace evolution, when we take a position that basically runs counter to … 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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