Primarily Preposterous

The people of the state of Iowa, Norman Mailer once observed, are incapable of realizing any political reality short of having a bomb dropped on them. The state motto of New Hampshire is “Live Free or Die,” by which they mean, be like us or we will kill you. Both states have minuscule populations; Iowa… Continue reading Primarily Preposterous

Mark Sanford’s Weiner Problem

Friday afternoon Gretchen put through a call from Mark Sanford, former Republican governor of South Carolina, nationally recognized defender of conservative values, renowned hiking enthusiast and noted aficionado of Argentine firecrackers. Sanford: Hello?  Is this Tom Collins? Tom: Yes, governor, it is. Sanford: I… um… Rand Paul tells me your first consultation is… uh… Tom:… Continue reading Mark Sanford’s Weiner Problem