So the Penn thing is sort of hilarious. If it were slightly more salacious, it’d be a near perfect Washington story. If anyone ever does a really good TV show about Washington, I’d urge them to include a Penn-like character and have him go out in season three or season four in a similar set of circumstances (and maybe add in a call-girl scandal, a la Dick Morris, too — you know, dramatic compression and all). Until then, let me urge you to read Ezra’s truly awesome evisceration of Penn’s book, Microtrends, which is easily the most entertaining negative book review I read all of last year.
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