Steven Taylor explains why references to “special interests” are a pet peeve of his.

Not, incidentally, to be confused with his pet trolls, to whom he explains why it a President Wesley Clark–or even a nominee Clark–is unlikely. And it’s not even because he’s named “Wesley,” which would be enough in my book.

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  1. Cam says:

    What if he changes his name to the “Dread Pirate Roberts”?

  2. JohnC says:

    Arnie’s already taken that one.

  3. Steven says:

    It does put one in the mind of annoying TNG characters, does it not?

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  5. Steven says:

    Although if he would change his name to “The Dread Pirate Roberts” I might have to re-think my analysis.