If You’re Gonna Run in Texas …

Apropos of the Texas Senate race, a friend, alluding to Beto O’Rourke’s musical history, asks, “Do we need a poll of voter attitudes toward punk rock?”

This is a good question. My answer would be yes, with two qualifications.

One, those questioned should be asked which is the better qualification for election to Congress, a background in punk rock or experience as a criminal inside trader.

Two, before answering the question, they should be required to listen to the following advertisements.


I see that I have readers in Senegal today. Hopefully, my college roommate, who made good. Is that you, Mohammad?