Well, not exactly. That credit goes to the Koch Foundation, which just awarded a fellowship to Peter Suderman, paramour of the World's Tallest Lady Blogger. Thus ends Suderman's lame excuse for avoiding matrimony with the lanky libertarian lass.
Some bloggers may express concern about the so-called "ethics" of Suderman working for Koch cash. Ethics be damned -- what about the sin?
"Oh, we can't afford to get married -- I'm unemployed," the shamelessly cohabiting Suderman said the last time I cornered him at a Reason Happy Hour and warned him of the fiery eternal tortures that await fornicators.
How convenient that the Hindenburg-at-Lakehurst implosion of Culture 11 gave Suderman an opportunity to test an old adage of market economics, enjoying the milk without the responsibility of purchasing the cow, pleading poverty as an excuse for failing to make her an honest cow.
Well, no more excuses now, eh, buddy? June is a traditional month for weddings, so Suderman's now got a full week to take his acromegalic inamorata to the courthouse and close the deal on this particular livestock transaction.
She took him under her roof when the alternative was for him to live under a freeway overpass and stand beside the on-ramp with a tin cup and a hand-lettered cardboard sign: "Unemployed Cultural Critic, Will Snark For Food."
Koch is a 501(c) non-profit -- "The mission of the Foundation is to advance social progress and well-being . . ." -- so Suderman's gone from being McArdle's rent boy to being Koch's charity case.
Koch is all about capitalism ("social progress," my butt) which means that this is an extremely lucrative fellowship for Suderman, even more lucrative than being McArdle's gigolo. So if Megan is abandoned at the altar, while Fishbowl DC is gossiping about reports that Suderman has been seen wheeling around Dupont Circle in a sporty new convertible full of scantily clad 22-year-old Cato Institute interns . . .
Well, don't say you weren't warned.
Libertarians in the hands of an angry God!
P.S.: If you want to congratulate the soon-to-be Mrs. Suderman on the good fortune of her fiance's Koch bailout, the wicked fornicators are expected to be in attendance at Wednesday's Reason Happy Hour.
P.P.S.: Megan McArdle has never once linked me. I get more linky-love from Sully. NTTAWWT.
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