Before getting into those choices, take a look at his amazing video, Po-Dunk.
In four minutes, it captures the world of J. D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” (his memories of growing up in Appalachia) and Charles Murray’s “Coming Apart” (his pathbreaking study of the social disintegration among lower-class, poorly-skilled, poorly-educated whites).
The video is a revealing, affectionate gaze at this disturbing world.
Turning to Theme Songs
Since people seem to be taking Kid Rock’s PR stunt as a real thing, I thought we might consider which theme songs he would play as he tours Michigan looking for votes.
This one would make for some great political yard signs:
Hand-picked and farm-fresh– ⇒Linked articles in bold purple
◆ Black Friday: I don’t know if the nickname is a parody of White Christmas, but what a dreadful name for the day–and what a dreadful day to shop. Far better to get together with friends, eat leftovers, and avoid any more turkey.
Comment:(1) If Larry paused for a moment and thought about it, he would realize that his proposal might lead to some grumpy voters. Really, really grumpy.
(2) If you ever wanted to know the contempt in which coastal elites hold ordinary people, just read this article. That, as it turns out, is one reason Trump won; he articulated many voters’ disgust with this treatment.
Prof. Lessig himself ran for president in the Democratic primary. He received the votes of most family members.
All of which shows us the wisdom of Bill Buckley’s famous quote: “I would rather be governed by the first 2,000 people in the Boston telephone directory than by the 2,000 people on the faculty of Harvard University.”
◆ Boo Ferriss pitched for the Red Sox for six seasons, including the 1946 World Series. But Mississippians remember him for something else. For 26 seasons, he coached Delta State and won over 600 games. He represented something good, something stable. Now, at 94, he’s gone. The Jackson Clarion-Ledger has Mississippians’ memories.
♥ Hat Tip for helpful suggestions:
◆ Michael Lipson for the homeowners story ◆ Vernon Shelton for letting me know about Boo Ferriss’ death. Vernon’s Facebook page has a wonderful photo of his Dad and Boo on a semi-pro team in the mid-1940s. ◆ William Jacobson and his valuable blog, Legal Insurrectionfor the Buckley video