“What are you reading?” asked the 30ish lady seated next to me on the bus.
This? Just, ah, a book…
“Really? What’s it about?”
“Can I see?”
I hand over my copy of Ramesh Ponnuru’s The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts and the Disregard for Human Life. She glances at the front of the book jacket and frowns. She turns it over and glances at the blurbs on the back: Rush Limbaugh, Bill Bennett, Peggy Noonan, etc.
“Interesting,” she says as she hands it back.
You appear to be having an unexpressed thought, I say.