Invaluable reader JB passes on a tidbit representing the triumph of lowbrow conservatism that John Derbyshire mourned in yesterday's fascinating piece, "How Radio Wrecked the Right." Here's Mitch McConnell's description of modern conservatism's appeal:

In his CPAC speech, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell insisted that conservatives are more "interesting" and "fun" than liberals. Here's his proof: "who wants to hang out with guys like Paul Krugman and Robert Reich when you can be with Rush Limbaugh?"

--Eve Fairbanks