If I recall Ann Coulter's devastating review of Bill Clinton's autobiography "My Life" (the publisher convinced him to drop "as a Lecher" from the end of the title) correctly, she said that the hardcover runs like a Chinese Water Torture, er, sorry, make that runs to 957 pages. (The paperback runs a mind-numbing 1,024 pages.) It occurred to me today that 957 pages are what emerged after the editing process. Can you imagine how long the original manuscript was? And how would you have liked having the task of editing that towering egotist's memoirs?
That's a job this
American would not do!
I watched some entertaining television last night. I watched Book TV/After Words, last night hosted by Linda Killian of the Woodrow Wilson International Center. (I can't be the only person here on TownHall to notice that "Woodrow Wilson" and Center" don't fit together.) She had on as guests John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky, authors of the new book "Who's Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk". Killian herself is the author of the book "The Swing Vote", which may never sell another copy after the thwacking she received from Fund and von Spakovsky on the program. Never was the reason that the Sunday news programs (with the exception of Fox News Sunday) stack their panels with liberals more clear, as viewers watched the host of the show oppose the two guests with lie after lie, only to discover to her discomfiture that every lie met the fate of skeet at a world championship shooting contest -- it was immediately blown to bits. A normal person could almost feel sorry for the victim of such an obvious mismatch, as the slow-thinking, unconvincing liberal would close her eyes, pause, and try to think of some way to make Fund and von Spakovsky look unintelligent and perhaps even dishonest, a task about as easy as trying to make Barack Obama look like an albino. (I am not a normal person, of course -- I am a crab, so I found the sight quite amusing.) Give yourself a treat. C-Span 2 Book TV will re-air this liberal-mashing a few more times (the schedule is here )
Pop some popcorn, grab a drink, and watch the good guys score a knock-out.
Is everyone else as eager as I am to watch Paul Ryan, perhaps the smartest man in Washington, debate the Delaware Gaffe-o-Matic, Joe Biden, in the Vice Presidential debate? I haven't watched one of the VP debates since 1984, but I'm sure I'll record this one. It'll be a treasure.