Mark & Mark!
August 20, 2011
(Via Steyn Online, whence the title of this entry.)
Mark Steyn had a great line in an interview with Mark Levin about Steyn’s new book:
What I think is the difference when you talk about the divide in America is I think most conservatives exist in a kind of oppositional world. They know every time they go and see a Hollywood movie, every time they switch on a sitcom and hear a certain kind of cheap joke, every time they happen to be stuck at the airport and they’re watching some drone on CNN—they understand the other guy’s point of view, they’re exposed to it relentlessly.
(As I’ve put it before, “It’s difficult to be a conservative without thinking about it. . . . television, movies, and other popular culture, those media will be a source of overwhelmingly liberal social pressure.”)
Great interview—listen to the whole thing if you have twenty minutes.
Speaking of great lines, here’s another from Steyn on one from Perry (who did I mention is a great federalist?):
Rick Perry, governor of Texas, has only been in the presidential race for 20 minutes but he’s already delivered one of the best lines in the campaign:
“I’ll work every day to try to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your life as I can.”
The whole column (which of course I recommend) is freely available (if surrounded with ads) at The Orange County Register.