Pie Are Round - And Maybe a Little Funny
Jay Homnick, a decent fellow and visitor to the site, penned this article in Jewish World Review which was linked in a comment to an earlier post.
I missed the Horowitz pieing in the earlier post where I mentioned that this spate of splats indicates a willingness on the part of the left not just to breach social ettiquette, but to break the social contract by committing a crime against another person.
But Kristol's response to his uninvited dessert reflects a particular degree of class. Horowitz was justifiably upset and wanted to press charges. But Kristol refused to get ruffled. He even made a joke about it.
I think the greater point, though is that responses like Kristol's enhance the message he brings, while at the same time, diminish the appeal of the left. There is nothing like someone who has serious ideas, but doesn't take himself too seriously. Conversely, it looks good when his opposition can only counter with an angry emotional attack, and in this case, a physical assault. It is simply a symptom of their failure to offer any intellectual alternative to conservatives whose policies have always proved true.