The Corner

Re: Wow

Man I can’t get away with anything around here. From a reader:

Jonah,

I’m sure you’re getting a few e-mails like this one, but you can’t just go and claim “[whatever]-est ever” for anything that’s so easy to research. You only have to go back to Sunday, January 9, to find a later first post:

http://www.nationalreview.com/thecorner/05_01_09_corner-archive.asp#049798

Now, if you had qualified it as “latest weekday first post ever” I would not have had the patience to research it. But someone would. Someone that doesn’t have to get back to work like me.

Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor of National Review and the author of Suicide of the West, holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute.

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