The Corner

Modest Proposal

Blogger Katherine Miller:

Problem:

Donald Trump is running for president.

Solution:

We create two brackets for the 2012 GOP primaries. In one bracket, we’ll have, like, Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty, and, you know, real candidates. And then we’ll put Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, and other assorted personalities in the NIT bracket, and locate that somewhere else, like a side stage at an outdoor musical festival. (Not a simile — we’ll literally put them on a side stage at a music festival [Bonnaroo?] and see where that gets us.)

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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