Monday, December 3, 2007
Just to be clear, I am not the Thomas Smith who wrote the, uh, controversial piece in the National Review. I go by the nom de blog Tom Smith. Yes, there have been times when I wished for a less anonymous name, but what can you do. I knew a woman named Pigg, for example. It could be worse. I once had a clerk in a clothing store in Boise go all gooey on me because she mistook me for the Smith who was her high school boyfriend. Really. I was the jock Smith, he was the freak Smith. While he was having fun, I was running stairs and throwing up. Anyway, I did not write any inaccurate stories about Iraq. But if you google "Tom Smith conservative," I actually come up ahead of the Thomas Smith accused of fabulizing (though that could just be because Google knows what I'm thinking). With just plain old "Tom Smith" I don't come up until page 2. With "Tom Smith law," I do very well. I could do this all day.