Monday, November 29, 2004


Because he's a flashy--one might even say insouciant--stylist, it's easy to underestimate what a great writer Matt Labash is. And because he's such a great writer, nobody gives him the credit he deserves for being one of the finest reporters working.

Go read Labash's piece about his trip to the Clinton Library. Print it out; savor it. Pure genius.


Anonymous said...

"Mentioning Flowers, or Monica Lewinsky, or impeachment, or the myriad other Clinton scandals that most readily defined his presidency was, to borrow a regionalism, a bit like farting in church. There were, however, strange smells emanating from the back pews."

The last word made me think of the slang response to a stink, "pee-eew" or however it's spelled. "Pew" is also reminiscent of poo. Funny. Nothing like a good poo joke surrounded by, yes, fine reporting on Arkansan, um, characters.

Anonymous said...

Any chance you could get Matt to join your blog? He's a wonderful writer.