The Corner

Fruitcake Follies

Jonah: “I don’t think I know anyone who likes fruitcake.” That statement

of yours belongs, if you don’t mind my saying so, with Pauline Kael’s famous

remark about not knowing anyone who voted for Richard Nixon. Now we see you

in your true colors — just another Beltway elitist. Out here in the

**real** America, we all love fruitcake. Don’t we, folks? Folks? Hello?

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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