January 27, 2010

JAMES TARANTO WRITES:

Axelrod, speaking of the president, tells the Washington Post: “This is someone who in law school worked with [Harvard professor] Larry Tribe on a paper on the legal implications of Einstein’s theory of relativity.” That’s got to be a joke, but the message is clear: President Obama and his men are a lot smarter than the average voter.

Obama’s smarts are still to be determined, but the Tribe article, The Curvature of Constitutional Space, is real. In fact, I wrote an essay in response in the Columbia Law Review. Only I invoked Chaos Theory, in a form of law-geek one-upsmanship.