The Public Figure
The latest manifestation of the fascination with the private lives of public figures got me to thinking how bizarre it really is that people seem to think they know or have some type of relationship with public figures, particularly politicians. It is the strangest of conceits among political commentaters and voters because it is, to me at least, so utterly ridiculous.
Ed Kilgore wrote a good piece about this about a week ago, before the latest brouhaha broke out:
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