The Best Thing That Happened This Week: A Hot-Air Balloon Landed in Kensington
Hmm, let’s see. The balloon in question was being kept aloft by hot air—lots and lots of hot air. Then something went wrong; it flew too high, encountered heavy winds of resistance, and headed down, down, down, until it made an emergency landing Wednesday on a playground in Kensington—a playground bearing the name of the 25th president of the United States, William McKinley, a man who thwarted his own political party by taking personal control of the 1896 presidential election and who serves as the role model of no less of a dickwad than Karl Rove. Some would call this coincidence. Some, a parable. You make the call.
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