I noticed an unusually high bit of traffic today to my review of Harry Stephen Keeler's The Green Jade Hand. I know the only way that could've happened was that someone had linked to the post. (Keeler just isn't that popular unless someone draws your attention to him.) A bit of detective work turned up this tweet from "notjessewalker."
The link leads to my review of The Green Jade Hand.
You COULD read the latest Schoen/Caddell column, but really, this makes much more sense: http://t.co/25zfLGTW
Turns out "not jessewalker" IS Jesse Walker, a senior editor at the online magazine Reason.com and owner of the blog The Perpetual Three Dot Column. The Douglas Schoen/Patrick Caddell column is here. They write for The Wall Street Journal. I don't read that paper and had never heard of them before today.
Here's the dilemma I face: I'm not sure if Walker is making fun of the columnists' article on their suggestion that Obama drop out of the presidential race and likening their "reasoning" to Keeler's incomprehensible plots or if he's calling my review incomprehensible. It's clear that "this makes much more sense" is meant as an ironic statement. I'm feeling a little wounded today.
Should I be thanking Jesse Walker for the increased traffic or should I be sending him a flaming email for insulting my writing?