I said a couple days ago, as I was getting nervous—Monday?—no politics here on Summing-Up. I either made a pithy remark about it probably being all politics after Tuesday anyway or I just thought about making that pithy remark. I make good pithy remarks. They’re full of privilege, but I try not to abuse the privilege. But Summing-Up posts, in that grand Maugham tradition, are egotistic. And it’s easier to be pithy with egotistic posts than it would be with things deserving of a lot of thought.