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Idle thoughts of a relatively libertarian Republican in Cambridge, MA, and whomever he invites. Mostly political.

"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures."
  -- Daniel Webster

Saturday, November 21, 2009 :::

I think most of the readers of this blog know I'm an attempted runner; I didn't run the NYC marathon this year (though I might next year) but I did go and watch. It was won by an American for the first time in 27 years, and there was some nonsense about the winner not in some sense being "American enough" for some people, even though he's lived here since 1987 (when he was 12) and has been a citizen for more than a decade. "American" is maybe the only nationality in the world that one can choose — that's the whole point of America, with the proviso that there are at least two or three other things that I might label as "the whole point of America" in different contexts.

Anyway, the Journal has an interview with Meb Keflezighi, from which I learn something I didn't previous know: he never even ran in Africa. He only started running after immigrating to the U.S. The first paragraph cites a sportswriter claiming, "He's "like a ringer who you hire to work a couple hours at your office so that you can win the executive softball league." If you hire a guy who never played softball to do that, and he's working the same number of hours a week as everyone else at the office, then the analogy may go through.

::: posted by dWj at 4:55 PM

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