Some Call Me the Space Cowboy

One would think that a post that begins,

George Will once wrote, “Nowadays no diplomatic farce is complete without a cameo appearance by Jesse Jackson.” Truer words have never been spoken.

would send a message to all but the least intellectually endowed among us that I am, indeed, not Jesse Jackson. Nonetheless, it has now drawn five letters to my alter ego, Rev. Jackson, beseeching me for help on various problems. The latest by a California high school teacher, no less.

Let me reiterate:

Update: Mark Hasty is not Lisa. Nor did he let the dogs out.

James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. mark says:

    What is sad, the name of the high school teacher, La Verne J. Baptiste, sounds like it could be the name of a potential deposed Haitian dictator. Defintely in Jesse Jackson’s arena.

    Over at OTB, James is suffering from the mother of all multiple-mistaken-identity problems. Based on this, I’m going to declare Joyner’s Corollary to Hasty’s First Axiom of Blogging: There are also certain names which a blogger is better off not…