The thing is, those of us who work with Wick sometimes have a hard time taking him seriously. The other day, for instance, I was having a conversation with Wick and an unnamed gay co-worker about whether this semi-ironic paean to last season’s Cowboys-Bills game was appropriate for D Magazine. Wick said he just wasn’t interested. The gay co-worker said he thought the story was right for us and that he’d definitely read it. Whereupon Wick said, “Well, I’m gayer than you are.” I used to keep a list of Wick’s outrageous pronouncements. The project threatened to consume me, so I had to abandon it.
So we forget. Before he went insane, Wick published the National Review. And, therefore, when he comes out for Obama, it’s kind of a big deal. Andrew Sullivan thinks so.