I'm not a political news junkie, but Matt Bai's piece on the upcoming New Jersey gubernatorial election is just fantastic. A preview:
[Corzine] can no longer conceal his own defensiveness. With voters, [he] sometimes punctuates his answers with a single word — seriously — as if they otherwise might take him for a jokester. During our conversation in his office, I prefaced a question by acknowledging that Corzine had, indeed, gotten quite a bit done in his term. To my surprise, the governor leaned forward and cut me off. He seemed to think I was patronizing him. “No, Matt, I don’t know whether you believe this, but I think we have gotten a lot done!” he said, clearly exasperated. “That’s the thing people don’t get.”
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
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Sunday, October 11, 2009
I remember seeing Andre J. on the cover of French Vogue and thinking, "Hey, there's that guy from the neighborhood." I think he lived near my former apartment in Greenwich Village because I would see him all the time. I wasn't a huge fan of the beard, but I liked his long hair and that he always seemed to be walking with a purpose. I also liked how confident he was with his identity.
For Halloween this year, I almost considered dressing like him. But we'll leave that to the truly fabulous.
If you can think of a Halloween costume for me, I'm all ears!
(By the way, I don't mean to disrespect Andre by saying "him" -- I just used the pronoun because it was less creepy than saying "it.")