More on Minnesota’s Angry Humorist:

More on Minnesota’s Angry Humorist: The New York Post’s Page Six column calls him an effete egghead, but that doesn’t quite capture it. (Thanks to Mrs. Rocket Man for pointing out the item to us.) Here’s the Page Six item on the unfunny one:
“Being a losing leftist in Minnesota has Garrison Keillor gnashing his teeth in impotent rage. After Norm Coleman soundly trounced Walter Mondale in the U.S. Senate race, Keillor launched a limp attack on the senator-elect on Recalling a dinner party in St. Paul at which then-mayor Coleman gave a speech about native son F. Scott Fitzgerald, Keillor snipes, ‘[It] was soon clear to anyone who has ever graded ninth-grade book reports that the mayor had never read Fitzgerald,’ reports the Washington Post.”
Faithful readers of the Power Line know that as a teen-ager I studied poltitical philosophy at the feet of the master, Bob Dylan. In his great song “Ballad of a Thin Man,” Dylan snarled the following lines as the ultimate condemnation of a pretentious know-nothing. It never seemed like quite so perfect a put-down until now:
“You’ve been through all of
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s books
You’re very well read
It’s well known
Because something is happening here
But you don’t know what it is
Do you, Mister Jones?”
Debate has long raged among Dylanologists regarding the identity of Dylan’s “Mister Jones.” Now we know.


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