"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
Under the patronage of St. Tammany
Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
I am South Africa, according to this quiz unearthed by Mrs P, who observes:
There's John Edwards' Other America, Bill Clinton's America, the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan's America and then there's the latest entry, Andrew Cusack's America. In Andrew Cusack's America, everyone is elderly, except for Andrew, and sipping gin and tonics and sitting on rocking chairs on the porches of Greek Revival farmhouses overlooking the Hudson River reading the New Criterion and waiting for the liveried minibus with Andrew's crest on the doors to pick them up for Mass.
My pith helmet must be around here somewhere. In TR's America, ex-presidents decorated their Victorianswith leopard skins and elephant tusks upon returning from safaris on which they read Keats and Macaulay (bound in pigskin) in the bush.
Theodore Roosevelt IV, great-grandson of the former president, supports his first cousin Susan Roosevelt's ex-husband for governorofNewYork.
Once an enthusiastic Bill Weld supporter myself, I must confess his mid-life crisis – described in this 2002 New York magazine piece -- left me disenchanted. Perhaps disappointed is the better word.
Still, I'll be following Weld's foray into NY politics with interest. As the NY Sun's John P. Avlon comments:
It is hard to come up with another American who can count both President Bushes, Rudolph Giuliani, and President Clinton and Senator Clinton as personal friends (indeed, it was rumored that Mr. Clinton wanted to appoint Mr. Weld the nation's attorney general in the event of Janet Reno's retirement). These broad if unlikely alliances may raise eyebrows in some conservative circles, but it is evidence of Mr. Weld's healthy ability to reach across party lines in these harshly partisan times. #