Perhaps. But certainly not Keyes’s last word. That will never happen.
My dad knew Hubert Humphrey back in the early 50s, and used to say of him, “He gets paid by the word.”
So too Alan Keyes, who is hardly a modern-day Cal Coolidge. (…a young woman sitting next to Coolidge at a dinner party confided to him she had bet she could get at least three words of conversation from him. Without looking at her he quietly retorted, “You lose.”)
Keyes had a show on MSNBC some time back that I actually watched a couple of times. It was stunning. He would ask his invited guest a question, interrupt him after, oh, about ten or fifteen seconds, and then gab unilaterally for the rest of the half hour, while the baffled guest looked on, silent and bewildered.
James Antle has a good – a very good — piece on the recent debacle.10:14 am on April 28, 2008 Email Christopher Manion