"Dear Mr. President: There are too many states nowadays. Please eliminate three. I am not a crackpot."
Shorter Verbatim Lee Siegel: “The baseball cap’s insinuation that life is a game with transparent rules gets to me. Also the insinuation that by wearing a baseball cap in inappropriate situations–like indoors–you have what it takes to break the rules and win the game. And I’m bothered by the herdlike nature of the baseball-cap trend mixed with its affectation of insouciance.”
And it goes on like that, in dead earnest. I think the blogofascism stuff may have been less embarrassing…
…Hilzoy: “that explains a lot about why Lee Siegel seems not to notice the line between calling people wankers and sending them to Auschwitz.”