January 24, 2005


Here's a blurry picture of me hanging out with the National Review crowd last Friday taken by Cam Edwards; That's John J. Miller in the center, and I'm the one on his left, looking roughly in the direction of the camera. (The person talking to JJM is a reporter for National Journal named Neil, whose last name I missed; Jim Robbins, who was present for most of that conversation, was in the restroom at that point.)

I complimented Kate O'Beirne on her NR piece on No Child Left Behind, noting that I drew on it for an NCLB-bashing column of my own. O'Beirne suggested that, rather than pay Armstrong Williams to shill for them, the Department of Education "should have paid us to shut up."

As good an idea as that was, Ramesh Ponnuru had an even better one: the lilliputian Ponnuru (a bit shorter than me-- I'm 5'7"), tried to convince the brobdignagian Jonah Goldberg (as Hulk-like as this guy suggests) to get him a beer, on the theory that tall people have an obligation to short people by virtue of ability to get a bartender's attention. The logic here seems pretty much airtight to me.

Posted by John Tabin at January 24, 2005 10:18 PM