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January 16, 2017

Political Palate-Cleanser: Would You Go Under the Knife Knowing 99.99% of the Hospital Staff Are Lefties, and You. . . Aren't?

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Now THAT right there is Presidential Medal of Freedom-worthy, IMHO. But it's exactly the pickle the witty, and wickedly funny, conservative author and columnist Harry Stein found himself in the day after the election.

Ah, but was there ever a better time to be stuck in a hospital room, with a TV for company, than in the days that followed? There they were, hour after hour, the still disbelieving and distraught journalists struggling to make sense of it. I'd never before watched MSNBC for more than 30 seconds, but now I was nightly trying to guess who'd be angrier or more bitter, Maddow or O'Donnell. And then there were Joy and Whoopi on The View. Talk about bliss!

The one hitch was that, under the circumstances, I had to keep it to myself. If, as Ronald Reagan famously joked to his surgeon, "I hope you're a Republican," I could be pretty sure most of those tending to me in a New York hospital were anything but; and how hard would it have been, really, as I lay there helpless, for some unregenerate Hillary fan of an orderly to slip one of those untraceable killer drugs into my medicine port? More than once, hearing approaching footfalls, I quickly switched to The Price Is Right or Jay Leno's Garage.

Read the whole thing, and if you aren't familiar with Stein's work, you should be. He's a contributing editor over at the terrific City Journal and author of numerous works, both fiction and non fiction. His most recent is the (sadly) perennially-pertinent No Matter What, They'll Call This Book Racist.


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