Strange talk from famous people

(When Baker tweeted about the show after his speech, the responses were as cutting as ever, and boiled down to: Why aren’t you vaccinating people as fast as Connecticut?) “I talked about that scene in the pub with the dart game because, Lord, I wish more people were like that, these days especially—and especially people in my world, in public life,” Baker told me in an interview this week. Kansas Governor Laura Kelly intended a similar message with her April 1 proclamation naming Lasso the “Kansas Coach of the Year”—an April Fool’s joke that contained more than a hint of real-life aspiration.