seems to me like the best imaginable summary of Mickey Kaus's philosophy.
Why participate in anything? Because participation gives me the 'right' to be snarky and sarcastic about what I just participated in.
It's a shame, really - I used to love and anxiously await Bob and Mickey's weekly offerings. Now? There are easily a dozen pairings I enjoy more. Mickey's repetitive sophistry has completely killed my enjoyment of their once wide-ranging discussions. I swear, if Michelle Obama was accused of having an affair with an illegal immigrant, Mickey would be so excited, his pants would actually explode. It's a shame that someone so smart and witty puts his gifts to such lame uses.