Ecclesiastical and political pragmatism, with a beat
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Shaggy Dog Stories
Every time New York Times columnist Gail Collins writes about Mitt Romney, she mentions Seamus's wild and uncomfortable ride atop the Romneymobile 28 years ago. It's the basis for the cover of the current The New Yorker, where Amy Davidson writes on-line that if a journalist as fearsome and relentless as Collins had been covering Richard Nixon's Checkers speech in 1952, the world might've been been saved from 37. It sounds as if Davidson hopes that Romney, at least, will end up going to the dogs. "There are character issues at stake here," she writes.