Election fatigue definitely set in early this time around.
Just picked up the 10/25 issue of The New Republic. Cover story:
“CONSCIENCE OF A CONSERVATIVE: WHY I CAN’T VOTE FOR GEORGE W. BUSH” by
Robert A. George (mentioned last week in The Corner). Thought to myself: “Why would I want to read this? As
opposed to getting started on the wiring in my attic (which I’m renovating),
or taking Boris for walkies, or reading the fascinating biography of deeply
weird 20th-century algebraist Alexander Grothendieck in the current Notices
of the American Mathematical Society, or listening to another one of my
Teaching Company lectures (Prof. Robert Solomon on “The Philosophy of
Friedrich Nietzsche” — Prof. Solomon starts where every lecturer on
Nietzsche *ought* to start: with the mustache), or back-washing my Water
I don’t think I’ll be reading Robert’s piece. I know I should; I just can’t face it.