From a reader with the subject header “Fratisfaction”:
Many of us thought of you as one of our brothers while undergraduates at Sewanee–we circulated your columns so often during our meetings. Now that I’m a conservative pursuing post-graduate work, I get the “frat guy” swipe fairly often. Some folks just can’t accept that you can be intelligent, smooth with the ladies, AND funnel cheap gin.
Please accept honorary membership.
But I never, ever, funnel gin of any kind. Gin is my evil booze. I have a pavlovian aversion to it. I can only now, more than a decade after the troubles, stomach Tanqueray and tonics. But cheap gin? Never. But that’s a different story.