So New Republic hit man Frank Foer admits in an article about John Edwards that he (Foer) has "honky, Yankee ears." But doesn't that describe the ears of the entire TNR staff? OK, they might not all be Yankees. But we hear that a little bell goes off at The New Republic offices whenever a skin tone darker than, say, "burnt sienna" is detected. This is not to throw anyone out or anything; it's just so everyone can take some time to pat themselves on the back for being such good liberals.
Sitting Pretty? [TNR]
Burnt Sienna [Crayola.com]