The Angry Old Lady showed me a letter in the local weekly paper by our Angry Old Neighbors. She said one paragraph was good because it dealt with taxes and people were very concerned about taxes. But, I said, it was stuck in without any supporting evidence, right between two other paragraphs that should have been connected, where it broke the train of reasoning. We argued about that and finally ended the discussion by conceding each other’s points:
“It’s totally illogical,” she said.
“But it’s no less convincing,” I said.
I’m not making this up.