The trouble, as Ramesh knows too well, with Arianna is that there’s this grave temptation to take her seriously because she takes herself so seriously. In reality she’s a buffoon. The notion that she is driven by anything other than ambition, ego and appetite is simply unsustainable. Her move from right to left cannot be explained on the merits and trying to get inside her brain is like looking for the exit in a mirrored funhouse. The fact that so many of her fans — Franken, Maher etc — think she’s the real deal even as they claim the mantle of B.S. detectors simply reveals that those guys are frauds and buffoons too.