Saturday, February 27, 2010

L'esprit de l'escalier

Back when warblogging was cool -- Yale history professor Glenda Gilmore e-mailing Andrew Sullivan, October 2002:

Dear Mr. Sullivan, I am delighted to accept the Sontag Award. I have disagreed with you since you were a boy wonder. In fact, I cancelled my subscription to The New Republic when you hijacked it, and I have watched your downwardly mobile career path with interest. Are you a U.S. citizen yet? Thank you for bringing a small part of my essay to a larger audience. Glenda Gilmore

It turns out that if she had said "Are you a Green Card resident yet?", she would have been getting somewhere. Because Sully still doesn't have one.

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