7:19 a.m. July 12, 2013

A scribble

So it turns out Rand Paul's been stealing a phrase from War Nerd favorite Adam Gurowski, clearly without a clue as to how Gurowski favored dealing with the Confederates Paul's Southern Avenger pals revere.

Back channel chatter

  1. Ah God. Once again, Gurowski shows himself to be too good for us, or at least too good for what passes for an intelligensia here. From Lerone Bennett to the DJ in the stars'n'bars ski mask, it's a cast of idiots and liars. There was always an unspoken and very unwholesome symbiosis between academic-left critiques like Bennett's and right-wing demagogues like Paul. Bennett wins tenure on his Lincoln smear, to applause from the little academic cheap seats, and Paul grabs his book, pretending to be a big, big fan of African-American intellectuals, and runs with it right back to Jefferson fucking Davis.