La McArdle types:
TNR's PR folks emailed me a link to this article with the note that he thinks my readers and I would enjoy this article. Because there's nothing my readers and I enjoy more than poorly written articles making fun of libertarians."Our freak show?" Is this like, "Insult me but don't say anything bad about my mother?"
The LP convention is, of course, a freak show. But it's our freak show. And the things that make it funny and a little inspiring are not the things the article captures.
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"TNR's PR folks" are one guy? "He thinks my readers and I..." Surprised she didn't type "my readers and me."
Figure the ironic part out yourselves, fellow haters.
And we anxiously await info as to what makes the LP convention "funny & a little inspiring." Besides Dr. Ron Paul, of course. That should be really funny.