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Andy Sullivan shows us that his fans are as clueless as he is.
SONTAG AWARD NOMINEE: “It is not enough for Bush to be President of the United States, he must become the Emperor of the World. This unclothed emperor is, as they say in Texas, all hat and no brains. In the years before us, I fear there will be causes worth dying for. There will be tyrants so unstoppable that we will have to fight them to preserve our own freedom. But that is not the case now. Instead of standing up against tyranny, we are bringing it to our own doorstep. We have met the enemy, and it is us.” – Glenda Gilmore, professor of history, Yale University.
UPDATE: From a Texas reader: “‘This unclothed emperor is, as they say in Texas, all hat and no brains.’ We don’t say that. We say: all hat and no cattle. She can’t even quote the average Texan right.”
From another Texas reader: “In Texas, we say, ‘All hat and no ranch.’ Never heard it put that other way. Ever.”
As we say in California, “Duh”. Thank you sharing the ignorance, Andy. You really have to get down to Texas someday, you’re their kind of folk.