THE ULTIMATE. I was relieved to see that, amidst the current rehashing of Richard Cohen's greatest hits, Digby had the presence of mind to mention what is, without a doubt, the most insanely Cohen-esque Cohen column of them all. I mean, I don't think its preeminence is seriously disputable. It inspires in me something genuinely close to awe. Reading it now is heartening in a way, for it reminds one of the distance that has been covered, and the progress made, over the last six years. There was a time when wankery truly ruled in a way it just doesn't today.