Jimmy Breslin's Last Column
November 2, 2004 4:27 PM   Subscribe

Today, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin filed his last regular column.
posted by Vidiot (6 comments total)
> draft

The US is far more likely to use Private Military Contractors (PMC) than draft citizens for anti-terror efforts.

Bye Jimbo.
posted by dand at 4:32 PM on November 2, 2004

i've always liked Jimmy, but if you've heard any of his recent radio/TV appearances, he's starting to ramble and just get agressively weird. His great strength was always his ability to ground his work in reality, but every interview I've heard with him recently has involved a host saying "Wait a second...can you actually back up that assertion?", and him then attacking the host for doubting him on some point like "The Bushes had Obama assassinated!"
posted by LairBob at 5:51 PM on November 2, 2004

The Gang Who Couldn't Shoot Straight was (is) an awesome novel. Crap movie though.
posted by billsaysthis at 6:15 PM on November 2, 2004

Wonder if anyone's woken up Jimmy yet and said, "look at these numbers, you lazy wiseass!"
posted by soyjoy at 7:24 PM on November 2, 2004

dand: Umm.... how do "PMCs" address the need for combat soldiers? Or medical personnel, for that matter?

There will b, at the very least, a special skills conscription. You can count on that. Any healthy professional in a relevant field up the age of 44 will be vulnerable. Get used to that idea.

And BTW -- why in the world are you (or anybody) so convinced there won't be a draft? Just because some politician said so? Please. Grow up.
posted by lodurr at 6:38 AM on November 3, 2004

Wonder if...

Well, being a wiseass, I'm sure he'd shrug it off cleverly.

At least he's not dead.
posted by lodurr at 6:39 AM on November 3, 2004

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