September 20th, 2010 / 6:00 pm

Marc Maron sat next to Ken Mehlman on a plane. Marc Maron is an American hero.


  1. saltwater

      Marc Maron’s podcast is awesome, check it out.

  2. Matthew Simmons

      Follow the “Marc Maron” link and you will see it’s been on HTML Giant. Twice, actually, but the first one has the Sam Lipsyte tag.

      So, yes. Awesome, indeed.

  3. reynard seifert

      i really like that mehlman caught onto him, so much the better

  4. deadgod

      You “come on”, Marc – when Mehlman lied something like ‘they did not manufacture intelligence to get us into the Iraq War’, you should have answered something more cogent, more factual, than “Come on.”.

  5. Matthew Simmons

      I think I can understand him, though. It’s exasperating to argue with someone who can’t accept that reality is reality and not just a thing to be managed through the slippery use of language.

      Also, it’s hard to argue with the guy sitting next to you on a plane.

  6. deadgod

      Voices rising on a plane is a Bad Idea, Matthew.

      I guess you’re right – the conversation would pretty quickly turn into an argument with no one there to talk to. But to me, it’s even more exasperating that the Legacy Misunderburnishers are getting the Reagan free pass on that dementedly counterfactual meme of “faulty intelligence”.

      Maybe Marc could walk around with a links (on a magical phone) to a dozen pre-invasion NYTimes stories, sourcing German and Italian intelligence, Interpol, the State Department, the CIA, and the international atomic-security agency, to the effects that Saddamy was not in bed with Oslama, there was no Iraqi connection to 9/11, and the Iraqis had largely Potemkin weapons programs.

      From Marc’s device to Ken’s: ‘here, lookit this, this is evidence that you’re being pwned as a Goebbelsite Big Liar’. Ken’s in a position to know directly the relief from shame triggered by disclosing a Big Lie, eh?

      Eh, that’s probably just stupidly optimistic.