Winner gets a free Nextbook Press book appropriate to his or her comment (provided he or she emails me at email@example.com with his or her mailing address).
This week’s winner, “J Carpenter,” wrote of former White House chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel, now “running” to be mayor of Chicago, “I ran against Rahm in a 5K race last October in Chicago and beat him by over a minute . . . . :?).”
“J Carpenter” gets a copy of Adam Kirsch’s biography of Benjamin Disraeli, another brash Jewish put-down artist, who, when told by his great rival Gladstone that he would “die either by hanging or of some vile disease,” responded: “That all depends, sir, on whether I embrace your principles or your mistress.” Oh, snap.