Just to clarify certain misconceptions:
Boy, left-wing bloggers really hate Ann Althouse.
Hee hee. Are you kidding? We love Ann Althouse. Saying we hate Althouse is like saying we don't like cotton candy, carnivals, and big giant floppy clown shoes.
Anyway, the Isthmus guy seems pretty prescient to deduce "hatred" from exactly two requests for confirmation of something she prattled about in the New York Times, a giggly and indeed incomprehensible riff on Wesley's Clark's body fat:
My first post about a presidential campaign, back in January 2004, the first month of my blog, was purely an accident. I was reading The Isthmus, our free alternative newspaper here in Madison, Wisconsin, when I ran across a chart comparing the Democratic candidates for president.
Because I had the longtime habit of reading out loud whatever little things in the newspaper happened to catch my attention, I said: "Hmm. 'Little known fact: At 59, Wesley Clark has only 5 percent body fat.' "
My son Christopher, who was used to finding himself on the receiving end of this habit, came back with: "Should it be: 'Wesley Clark is 5 percent body fat?'"
That cracked me up.
I bet it did. Personally, I find it quite refreshing that the New York Times is providing a platform for drug humor. I mean, Krugman is a nice guy, but it's just no fun reading his stuff totally baked. But Althouse is light, fun, and upfront about her fondness for bong hits. Heh, "Wesley Clark is 5 percent body fat"!
Dude. That is the shit.