Here’s the open to my column today:
I’ve got a proposal for you. I’d call it a “modest proposal” but, thanks to Jonathan Swift, when writers say that, it means they’re about to propose something absolutely bonkers to make a satirical point along the lines of “Let’s eat Irish babies!” or “Joe Biden should be president!”
My proposal might still be crazy, but it’s not satire.
Okay, okay, I can tell you’re keen to hear it.