(I mean love him like a Happy Warrior Musical Evil Twin Civilization Warrior Anglican British-Canadian Philosemite With A Jewish-Sounding Name kind of brother. Or cousin-yes. Yes...cousin! Like those quaint Pashtun cousin set ups, you know where the family sticks together, marry one another and hang out with each other-those kind of cousins...OH BUT I DIGRESS...NEVERMIND.)
Here's his new Happy Warrior column about "Weird Politics".
"Let's take it as read that Rick Santorum is weird. After all, he believes in the sanctity of life, the primacy of the family, the traditional socio-religious understanding of a transcendent purpose to human existence. Once upon a time, back in the mists of, ooh, the mid–20th century, all these things were, if not entirely universal, sufficiently mainstream as to be barely worthy of discussion. Now they're not. Isn't the fact that conventional morality is now "weird" itself deeply weird? The instant weirdification of ideas taken for granted for millennia is surely mega-weird — unless you think that our generation is possessed of wisdom unique to human history. In which case, why are we broke?"
Personally, I'll take a super-sized version of that kind of weird.
Or alternately, I'm hip with being square ("weird").