Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

24 Jan 2002, 14:50 p.m.

Michael Kinsley, as acid as he's ever been: "In the…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Michael Kinsley, as acid as he's ever been:

"In the pervasive culture of spin, it's possible that Ken Lay was describing a reality he wanted without even considering the relation of what he was saying to reality as we actually experience it. If so, his mistake was forgetting that he's not a politician."