September 20, 2004

My picture didn't come out, but what the heck...

Deroy Murdoch and Ramesh PonnuruCharlene and I had a good time tonight drinking beer at a gathering of National Review readers. Ramesh Ponnuru is visiting at the Hoover Institute for a week, and invited readers to join him. That's Deroy Murdoch standing next to him on the left. Ramesh said he was surprised to get over 50 people, here in trendy liberal SF...

I mentioned to Ramesh that I thought this was terribly funny:

SHOT FIRED FROM LEXINGTON [Ramesh Ponnuru]
The Economist's "Lexington" column snipes at National Review this week, describing NR as a magazine from which a Republican will learn only that "abortion is a bad thing yet again." There is a lot that could be said about that comment, but I think the key thing to say to Adrian Wooldridge, the Economist's Washington editor, is this: I'm sorry my review of your book hurt your feelings, and I promise to write a rave of your next one if it's any good.
"if it's any good." He told us about some sort of literary feud he's having with two Economist writers. Sounds like so much fun...

Posted by John Weidner at September 20, 2004 9:15 PM
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