Wednesday, February 20, 2008


IN OTHER NEWS, I always knew that my friend and my editor Paul Tough was a very smart person and a very fine writer about aliens and humans

(AND not a bad singer, as you will recall if you attended the LITTLE GRAY BOOK LECTURE on the subject of "What Will Happen in the Future").

BUT I AM ASTONISHED by how astute and readable his political blogging is.

ESPECIALLY compared to mine.


There is no reasonable answer.

That is all.


Hugh Lafferty said...

Hodgman: As you have unequivocally declared that there is no reasonable answer to why I am not subscribing to your editor's blog, I therefore will give an unreasonable answer:

It relates to the name "Tough." Some people--namely me--find being anywhere within a thousand miles of someone with such a name to be intimidating at best and downright dangerous at worst.

Does Mr. Tough live up to his name? Should I dare to express disagreement with any of his opinions, will I be subject to threats, intimidation, computer hacking or--considering his discussion of Barack Obama's comments on Pakistan--CIA rockets through my living room window?(My wife has threatened to me leave me after the last incident). Will I be accused of spinelessness and lack of character and challenged to one-one sword duels on the plains of Kansas?

Inquiring, perspiring minds want to know!

Anonymous said...

Most editors are well-versed when it comes to politics. The connection isn't clear. They are just that way.

RedCircleLine said...

i've been reading this blog for a while now, after you started quoting from it a while ago. Thank you. paul tough is a rockstar, though i, too, would rather not be cornered in a dark alley by him.