Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Just Words


Mark Steyn properly took Timothy Egan to task for this bit of pompous douchebaggery:

The unlicensed pipe fitter known as Joe the Plumber is out with a book this month, just as the last seconds on his 15 minutes are slipping away. I have a question for Joe: Do you want me to fix your leaky toilet?

I didn’t think so. And I don’t want you writing books.

I'm going to come down on the side of not wanting Tim anywhere near my toilet. But more important: Tim, a plumber is not a pipe fitter. They sound like the same thing but they're not. If you were a licensed writer, you'd know that.

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