I appreciate the written word as much as the next blogger, but the sheer volume of verbiage often clouds what can be really insightful analysis or a sprightly turn of phrase…and when I encounter the same, I think it should be recognized.
I have long been a fan of Norm Leahy at Tertium Quids (and before that at OMT) even though he doesn’t know RR exists (sob!)…but I see where he recently fired off one for the ages. Referring to the political practice name dropping past hero’s in order to inspire future loyalists, he says of Democrats talking about Warner/Kaine:
It’s not much different, in some ways, from Republicans who invoke Ronald Reagan’s name like it was the password to a speakeasy.
Now that’s good writing!