On the heels of my and Mrs. F's respite to the north and the disenchantment upon our return to the Overrated Capital of Southern Cool—Asheville... followed by this twoglasses thread comes, at just the right time, one of the best things I've read all year.
Too good to excerpt. Just read the whole thing.
The Phil Nugent Experience: Race Against Time
UPDATE: And, yes, Nugent leaps right into the blogroll on the strength of that South post, this Gates post, this Sotomayor piece and this excellent Cheney vs. Bush post.