When the Perfect Becomes the Enemy of the Good

Hey,

So I’m sitting outside the Omni hotel in Oklahoma City, smoking a cigar and getting a very late start on this “news”letter. I had to deliver a lunchtime speech to the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce, and I got back to the hotel to work as quickly as I could. I’m missing a private tour of the Cowboy Museum just for you guys—and it looked awesome. 

But I’m not complaining. I love you people (well, most of you). I’m just letting you know that you should take circumstances into account when grading this “news”letter. 

And that’s a good place to start: Circumstances matter. This morning on The Dispatch Podcast, I made a fairly strained analogy of In The Heights to the American Founding and Lin Manuel Miranda to the Founders. And remarkably, the comparison to the Founders had nothing to do with Hamilton: The Musical. Since it didn’t seem to work there, I’m gonna give it another try here. 

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