Bowties and 2x4s

Woke this morning out of a dream in which I was walking around a construction site with Tucker Carlson talking about the current state of the conservative philosophy in America right now. Apparently after leaving Crossfire, the construction job was the only one he could get, so we meandered long hallways of stacked plywood and sheetrock while debating the merits of small government and social mobility against progressive taxation and a mild socialist safety net.

I don’t think I convinced him, but then I’m not sure there’s any genuine conviction there – once he took on the public persona of That Conservative Guy, I think it’d be a death warrant for his career to ever significantly change his tune. (That said, he did turn around about the Iraq War, so maybe there’s hope.)