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Why exactly is it that one’s right leaning parents and relatives feel so free to send along emails laden with "convincing" arguments about the elitism of the left, Bush’s leadership qualities, and why gays are the root source of Our National Discomfortude?

I used to think I was alone in this, but Maureen Dowd’s column this weekend made me think otherwise.

I don’t send Dad clippings from the Nation or bon mots of Atrios. Why does he feel obligated to forward on to me Pete Du Pont’s latest from the Wall Street Journal?

(I’d link to it, but it’s the WSJ so I can’t. And why would I want to anyway?)

(BTW – always nice to see the likes of Pete Du Pont, who’s a virtuoso at the leap between the private sector and govt, rattling on about the "northeastern liberal elite"…

Heir to a chemical fortune, former governor of Vermont = just folks.

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November 30, 2004 at 11:42 pm

Posted in Politics

About time…

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SnowscapesansskierfinalAbout time… A Canadian micro-chain is opening a new bookstore in NYC. Conveniently located off one of my most favorite walks at Prince Street between Lafayette and Mulberry.

Just to let you know, if you’re not from around here, the bookstore scene in NYC nowadays is close to worthless. Labyrinths is great (if they also take the prize for horrendously pretentious staff), and St. Marks is OK (too hip for it’s own good…) Other than that, the Barnes and Noble and newer Borders are fine for broad market new books, staple works, and that’s about it…

Hope this one lives up to the big PR it’s gotten. The Times had a piece this morning, as did NPR…

I’ll check it out and let you know.

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November 30, 2004 at 8:39 pm

Posted in New York