First, Happy New Year to all. I began the morning with a bit of a brain teaser which I thought I would share. It's a simple game of Name That Author:
"“Sometime after March 31 — probably not very far after — I would expect the administration to announce that after careful thought, it has decided not to enforce the individual mandate for 2014. As we’ve already seen, the individual mandate is very politically vulnerable. And I suspect we’re not done with the emergency fixes.”
I'll put the link in down in this post but my question is this - am I alone in guessing correctly who wrote that, or are people finding it easy? Critical additional context - it was cited and linked by the InstaPundit.
I ask partly just because, and partly because from time to time the question of whether Bill Ayers wrote, or played a hand in writing, Obama's first book comes up in conversation. My uneducated hunch is that if I can successfully identify the author of a passage such as that above then hi-tech stylometry programs might shed light on the Ayers question (Watts Up With That used JGAAP for a similar exercise). There is a possible New Year's resolution!
Well. Spoiler alert - the author of the opening passage is here. Did you guess?
FWIW: I am sure I am not alone in being able to identify certain regular JOM commenters within the first half-sentence. But I still find it surprising.