THE OTHER PATH
As blog readers know, I've been known to comment--OK, complain--that the political-pundit establishment is largely, and rather tightly, controlled by Harvard Crimson alums. One of those Crimson outposts is currently featuring a name-dropping author-tour diary by a pundit who took the other path, and reveals it. Margaret Carlson writes:
Like Tim Russert, Chris [Matthews] and I got into political journalism by taking the road less traveled. We went the non-Harvard Crimson route, by way of Catholic school, sentence diagramming, and our parents' pride in JFK.
Protestants from public universities need not apply.